Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil hoping for opportunity to put things right at Wembley

The defender has already experienced play-off heartbreak in the Championship.

Daniel Pudil has admitted that he is hoping to banish the painful memories from a previous trip to Wembley by helping Sheffield Wednesday get promoted to the Premier League, the Sheffield Star reports.

The left-back - who is on loan at Hillsborough from Watford - was part of the Hornets squad that reached the Championship play-off final in 2013, only to be denied a place in the top flight as a Kevin Phillips penalty in extra time helped Crystal Palace to a 1-0 win. 

And after that experience, Pudil insisted that he is determined to ensure that it will be his team that are celebrating at the end of this season.

"I went to Wembley once with Watford and I would love to get to the final again," he told the Star. "I want to win it this time.

"I will do everything I can to help the club get into the Premier League but we know we have to be focused with nine games left."

While there are still nine games to go in the season, it appears that the 30-year-old may well get another opportunity to play at the national stadium.

Carlos Carvalhal's men are sixth in the table, and while the Portuguese has utilised a rotation policy to help keep the squad in peak condition, he has also relied on a group of core players to help keep their consistently good form going. And while he is not a permanent signing, Pudil is certainly one of the players that Carvalhal has grown to relyupon.

Only Kieran Lee, Ross Wallace and Barry Bannan have started more games in the league this term. And while he may have to compete with Aston Villa loanee Joe Bennett for a place in the side during the remaining games, he clearly has the determination to ensure that nothing stops him righting the wrong from his last trip to Wembley.

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