Carlos Carvalhal determined to ensure Sheffield Wednesday do not become complacent during Championship promotion race

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The Owls are sixth in the Championship currently, and are enjoying a good run of form in the league.

Carlos Carvalhal insists that his Sheffield Wednesday side will do everything they can to ensure that they do not become complacent as they look to keep their place in the promotion race, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls go into their game with Brentford on Saturday having not lost in any of their six league fixtures since the turn of the year. And despite collecting three points against one of the sides that they are constantly battling with for a spot in the top six in their last encounter, as they beat Birmingham 2-1 at St Andrew's, Carvalhal has claimed that the team are still looking to make improvements.

"The best enemy of the coaches is victories. With victories, sometimes you relax and think everything is okay. We are trying to focus on the things we can improve and do better. You try to correct things when they are not perfect and this week has been fantastic. I believe that on Saturday we can do even better," Carvalhal told the Star.

Given how congested the Championship has been in recent months, it is hardly a surprise that the Portuguese is not ready to relax just yet. 

While the top five have been out of reach for much of the campaign, Wednesday are one of several sides that have found themselves occupying the final play-off spot over the past few weeks.

And while the pack of clubs within touching distance of the top six has diminished lately, both Ipswich and Birmingham are ready to pounce if Wednesday slip up, while arguably another six sides - which includes Saturday's opponent, Brentford - will know that they have an outside chance, as one team always seems to come from nowhere to sneak in after a stunning run of form. 

Although the gap to the top five may have previously led Carvalhal simply to focus on sixth spot, which may have seen the complacency creep in, the Owls are now only six points off an automatic promotion spot and seven behind the league leaders, which may provide them with a new focus which drives them on over the coming months.

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