Carlos Carvalhal explains how Sheffield Wednesday's players feel about his rotation policy

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Only three players have started 30 or more games in the Championship this term.

Carlos Carvalhal has insisted that Sheffield Wednesday's squad understand that it is in their best interests for him to be constantly tinkering with his team selection, the Sheffield Star reports.

No player in the Owls squad has featured in every game this term, and only three members of the team have started 30 or more games in the Championship. But Carvalhal suggested that the players do not have a problem with the rotation policy as they are aware of what the demands are if you wish to be successful in the Championship.

"It is very easy for me [to rotate] and the players understand," he told the Star.

"Not every team has the same characteristics."

If the team's form on the pitch was not strong, then the players would surely be more likely to have a problem with the fact that they are not able to enjoy a run of games, especially if they were one of the few members of the squad that was performing well.

However, the strategy appears to have had a positive impact on the Wednesday squad as it has kept their star players fresh, while those who have struggled for form do not feel that they have been frozen out as they know the next opportunity may not be too far away.

And while the players probably know that nothing is likely to change the Portuguese's strategy - given that it has inspired the club into the top six in the division - it may perhaps give them extra motivation, both in training and out on the pitch, to try and persuade the manager to make an exception and give them a prolonged run in the side. 

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