Carlos Carvalhal delighted with Sheffield Wednesday's options at right-back

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Sheffield Wednesday have Liam Palmer and Jack Hunt competing for their right-back berth.

Carlos Carvalhal has defended his rotation policy on Sheffield Wednesday's official website

The Portuguese boss has consistently tinkered with his team this season, with Wednesday's starting line-ups generally being very hard to predict. 

Carvalhal insists that this approach is due to the quality he possesses in his squad, and feels that the selection dilemma he faces at right-back is a perfect example as to why he changes his selections so often. 

Liam Palmer and Jack Hunt have both impressed on occasions this season, but they scrap for the same position in the team and Carvalhal believes this fierce competition is good. 

"I have said many times that we need two players for each position and this you can see at right back," he insisted. 

“We have two very, very good players in that position and it can be normal for one player to play and the other one to be out of the 18.

“This has happened with Liam Palmer and Jack Hunt and there is no problem.

“I understand the questions from journalists when they ask if a player does well, why is he out of the squad next time?"

The depth to Wednesday's squad was shown in midweek, when they went to Newcastle United and won 1-0 in the Capital One Cup.

The Owls made 10 changes from the team which had beaten Fulham 3-2 in their most recent Championship fixture, but they were still able to topple Steve McClaren's Premier League outfit. 

It leaves Carvalhal with much to ponder ahead of this weekend's tie with Brentford, and all eyes will be on Wednesday's team sheet when it is released at 2pm on Saturday. 

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