Carlton Palmer has just one criticism of Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

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The former Wednesday player believes that the Portuguese boss rotates too much.

Sheffield Wednesday continued their recent excellent form last night with a 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough.

The win was The Owls fourth in a row and it is looking increasingly likely that Sheffield Wednesday will be in the play-off picture at the end of the season.

Their excellent form has certainly impressed one former player.

Carlton Palmer spent five successful years with the club and earned his first England cap whilst playing for the club.

He is very impressed with the club’s form and believes they will be on their way to the Premier League at the end of the season if they are in the play-offs.

But he told BBC Radio Leeds recently that he does have one issue with their Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal:

“My only slight criticism, because they are in the play-offs, is that I don’t like rotating.

“I think when I have seen him rotate, like the Middlesbrough game. They had just come off the back of a really good win and he rotated the back four. The goals came from the two players he rotated in the back four.

“I don’t think you need to rotate players. Your best player from the match before is on the bench then you put him on half-time? You lose 1-0 to Middlesbrough when you could have won the game.

“That’s my only criticism, but I honestly believe that if Sheffield Wednesday are in the play-offs at the end of the season I honestly believe they go up.”

But it might be argued that the rotation policy is now paying off dividends. Wednesday are coming into some fantastic form at the end of the season and there is certainly an argument to suggest this could be down to the players at Wednesday being fresher than some of their opponents.

Wednesday fans will just be hoping that Palmer is right ab out one thing – and that The Owls return to the Premier League.

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