Carlos Carvalhal unconcerned about Sheffield Wednesday's lack of goals following Tuesday's stalemate with Brighton

The Owls have failed to win any of their last five games in the Championship.

Carlos Carvalhal has insisted that he is not worried about Sheffield Wednesday's inability to find the back of the net in recent weeks, after the Owls extended their winless run after playing out a goalless draw with Brighton on Tuesday, the Sheffield Star reports.

Wednesday are without a victory in their last five games in the Championship, which, having only conceded three times in that spell, is clearly down to a lack of goals, as the club have scored just once in that run. Nevertheless, Carvalhal claimed that the performance against the high-flying Seagulls has given him plenty of reason to be optimistic.

"If we had come to Brighton, drawn 0-0 and stayed inside our area like some teams have done against us, then I would be concerned. But it is not like this. When we had the ball, we tried to win," he told the Star.

"Brighton had more of the ball but we were the more dangerous team on the pitch. We created chances. We had good situations so I am not concerned about this."

Despite their recent struggles, the Owls have been able to maintain their place in the play-off places, but know that with Birmingham and Ipswich boasting a game in hand over them, they need to get back to winning ways in the very near future if they hope to stay there.

One major boost ahead of their trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday is the fact that top goalscorer Fernando Forestieri will be available.

If anything, this five-game spell has been more frustrating for the forward than any other player in the Wednesday squad as he has been sent off in controversial fashion in two of the games so has been suspended for the other three, so Carvalhal will be hoping that his return helps the team rediscover their shooting boots. 

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