Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal explains why he's not currently thinking about the Owls' play-off hopes

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The Owls are currently seventh in the Championship, two points off the top six.

Carlos Carvalhal has claimed that Sheffield Wednesday are simply focussing on their next game, rather than their play-off chances, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls currently sit seventh in the Championship, and could move into the top six with a victory in their next game, which is against the division's bottom side Bolton Wanderers. 

And while Wednesday are likely to be strong favourites to take three points against Neil Lennon's men, and are thus likely to put pressure on Ipswich - who currently occupy that final top six spot - Carvalhal has suggested that the importance of Tuesday's results can be overestimated. 

"I don't change when we win three games or when we lose three games. I am a balanced person," he said, as reported in the Star.

"If we win against Bolton we will comeback and train the same the next day. We will sleep and eat in the same places.

"You don't win anything in January, February, March or April. Everything will be decided in May."

While the Portuguese has tried to not get too carried away by the Owls' progress since he took over, he will know that their form since mid-September has been very strong, and a continuation of that form will put the side in a very good position come the end of the season. 

However, he will also be aware that despite Bolton's perilous position in the table - four points adrift of safety - they have often proved difficult to beat, and going into the game with any complacency could see the Owls having to bridge an even bigger gap to the top six.

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