Carvalhal shares the message he told his players after Bristol City defeat

Sheffield Wednesday were defeated 4-1 at Bristol City.

Carlos Carvalhal says he told his Sheffield Wednesday players to salute the supporters after the defeat to Bristol City as they understand that the team will bounce back, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls headed into their match with Bristol City having won four Championship games on the spin, a sequence that consolidated their position in the top six alongside Derby County and Hull City.

Many expected them to make it five in a row against the Robbins, yet Lee Johnson’s side stunned the visitors as they made the most of some slack defending to run out 4-1 winners.

At the final whistle, Carvalhal walked onto the pitch and gathered his players together, relaying a message of support and telling them to appreciate the efforts made by the club’s travelling fans.

“My message was very clear. We lost one game. We lost three points but in the second half, we played like ourselves,” Carvalhal explained to the Sheffield Star.

“I told them to give a wave to our fans because they deserve it. They had travelled from far away to see the game and I think they understand the message that our team will react very fast to the next game.

“I want everybody to stay together. The message was ‘we are here and we are with you, our fans are with us and we will react for the next game’.”

The Owls’ next encounter is against fellow top six hopefuls Ipswich Town at Hillsborough.

The Yorkshire club have an eight-point advantage over their upcoming opponents, and victory against Ipswich will all but end Mick McCarthy’s side’s slim hopes of making the playoffs.

It is looking increasingly like the Owls, Derby and Hull will be in the playoffs come the end of the season although the final place is largely dependent on who wins the race for automatic promotion.

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