Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal admits he's not bothered about keeping clean sheets as long as Owls keep winning

The Owls are just outside the play-off places after a promising first half of the season.

Carlos Carvalhal has somewhat surprisingly admitted that he is not bothered about his Sheffield Wednesday side keeping clean sheets, as long as they continue to win games, the Sheffield Star reports. 

In their last outing, the Owls came up against Fulham - who, despite their poor position in the table, are the Championship's highest goalscorers this season - and managed to seal a 1-0 win to get their play-off charge back on track following the narrow defeat to Middlesbrough in their previous game.

And while Carvalhal was happy to bag the three points against the Cottagers, he explained that the fact that they kept a clean sheet meant very little to him.

"We don't rank how many clean sheets we keep. Why? Because we don't care about that," he told the Star.

"We try to win the games and that is the most important thing. My culture is I don't care too much about clean sheets. If we don't concede any goals and score goals, I am happy because we win."

The desire to employ a strategy that involves ensuring that you are always looking to win is arguably brave considering how unpredictable the Championship is. However, with the Owls sitting 7th in the table, just two points behind Ipswich who occupy the last play-off spot currently, it appears that the positive mentality is working for the club.

It has provided a much more exciting brand of football, and many of their results have shown that there is certainly plenty of substance to complement their style. 

As well as the emphatic victories over Wolves and play-off rivals Birmingham last month, Wednesday have defeated both Newcastle and Arsenal in the Capital One Cup. Their 3-0 win over the Gunners was particularly impressive, and hinted that this was a side that was possibly ready to make the step up to the Premier League. 

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