Daniel Pudil urges Sheffield Wednesday to not get carried away with Forest win as they have nine finals ahead

The Owls ended a run of five games without a win by thrashing Forest 3-0 at the City Ground.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil has urged his teammates to not get carried away with their impressive victory over Nottingham Forest in their last game, as they have nine finals ahead of them this season, the Sheffield Star reports.

Carlos Carvalhal's men had gone into the game at the City Ground off the back of a five-game winless run, but responded in perfect fashion winning 3-0 against Forest. But Pudil has insisted that the squad cannot assume that one victory puts them back in the driving seat for a top six spot, and they must keep their performance levels the same for the remaining games of the campaign.

"It was nice to get the three points but we have to keep going. We have got nine games left and every one will be really important," he told the Star.

"We have to treat them like a final and go game by game. We have to do everything right and play well. If we lose some points, it can cost us a lot."

While there are likely to be many twists and turns before the end of the season, the fact that Cardiff and Ipswich are both within one point of Wednesday - while Birmingham can move to within the same margin if they win their game in hand - does mean that every game could have major implications for the play-off race because, as Pudil says, one defeat could see them fall to the bottom of the pack. 

But with none of the top four still to play in the regular season, that emphatic victory should give Wednesday plenty of belief that, regardless of the kind of runs that the chasing pack go on during the final weeks of the year, it will be they that manage to extend their season and move one step closer to getting back to the Premier League.

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