Sheffield Wednesday star Ross Wallace stresses Owls' promotion credentials

Ross Wallace believes that the club will be strong as their rivals begin to fall away.

Ross Wallace believes that Sheffield Wednesday will be strong contenders for promotion to the Premier League due to the immense depth they currently boast in their squad, the Yorkshire Post reports.

Carlos Carvalhal's men currently sit seventh in the Championship following their goalless draw with Derby County at the weekend. And Wallace explained that he expects the Owls to remain in the mix come the end of the campaign.

"It's early days. We've got a big squad and we will keep rotating players and, hopefully, at the back end of the season, we will have a fresh team and can kick on," he said.

"Then it what will benefit us later on in the season. Some clubs will have the same players and they are going to be fatigued.

"We have got players who we can chop and change and come in and do just as good a job and keep a level performance.

"Hopefully, at the back of the season, we will see the rewards for that," he added.

After a slow start - with one win coming in their first seven games in the league - Wednesday have gone on a run that has put them right in the pack of sides that are trying to keep in touch with the top five, who have created daylight between themselves and the teams below.

They also enjoyed an excellent run in the Capital One Cup, knocking out top flight sides Newcastle and Arsenal - with Wallace opening the scoring in the stunning 3-0 win over the Gunners - before they fell at the quarter-final stage.

And with one defeat in their last 13 games, it is easy to see why the 30-year-old believes that it is Carvalhal's men that will be the ones battling it out with the likes of Middlesbrough and Brighton at the top of the table come the end of the season.

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