Sheffield Wednesday defender Jack Hunt confident Owls can beat Hull

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Carlos Carvalhal's men travel to face the Championship leaders on Friday.

Jack Hunt is confident that Sheffield Wednesday are capable of causing an upset when they come up against Hull City on Friday, according to the Sheffield Star.

The Tigers currently sit at the top of the Championship table, nine points clear of the Owls having played a game less. Nevertheless, the defender believes that Carlos Carvalhal's men have the ability in their squad to somewhat derail Hull's title ambitions.

"I think we can go to Hull and cause an upset. We are underdogs," he told the Star.

"A lot of people said before the season that they would be guaranteed to go up automatically. If you look at the table now, you can see where they are. They are also the home team, a big team and I would definitely say Hull are favourites. We have to stay compact.

"It is an away game and if we put in a performance, I believe we are as good as anyone in this league."

While the 25-year-old is optimistic about Wednesday's chances of springing a surprise, their record against the sides directly above them in the table is quite disappointing. Although they can be positive about picking up a point when the two teams met in October, they are yet to win against any of the five clubs that sit ahead of them. 

And their recent form is unlikely to fill Carvalhal with much confidence either. They followed up their defeat to Preston at the weekend by drawing with Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday. 

However, before their recent blip, Wednesday went on a run that saw them lose just once in 10 league games, and as Hunt suggested, the unpredictable nature of the division means that they could very well rediscover that form once again on Friday.

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