Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday: Owls boss Carvalhal confident ahead of derby showpiece

Carlos Carvalhal.
Carlos Carvalhal.
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SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY boss Carlos Carvalhal is feeling confident but respectful of the opposition heading into tomorrow lunchtime’s Championship showdown with Leeds United at Elland Road.

Wednesday and Leeds are level on points in sixth and fifth place respectively but the Owls are looking to bounce back from Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss at home to Brentford.

Tom Lees.

Tom Lees.

Wednesday will also have to do without former Leeds centre-back Tom Lees who remains sidelined with a knee injury.

“Leeds are having a fantastic season just like us as we have the same points,” said the Owls boss. “They are consistent, doing good work but we are there also.

“If you ask, can we win against any team in the competition then I would say yes, we can win against any team.

“If you ask if it will be a tough game for Leeds, it will be absolutely, and for us also.

“We are not an easy team to play against and that is the big positive of the game for us.

“We are ready for the derby and ready to compete, going to Leeds with positivity. We are ready, we are positive and that is my message to everybody.”

Leeds and Wednesday both have a six-point cushion to those teams outside of the play-offs but seventh-placed Fulham have one game in hand.

United visit Fulham a week on Tuesday.