Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal explains why he was pleased with Owls' draw with Ipswich

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Wednesday drew 1-1 against the Tractor Boys to maintain their sixth place position in the Championship.

Carlos Carvalhal insisted that he was pleased with the point that Sheffield Wednesday were forced to settle for from their game against Ipswich on Saturday, the Sheffield Star reports.

Andre Dozzell's second-half goal cancelled out Fernando Forestieri's opener for the Owls to ensure that the side went without a win for their second consecutive game. But with top-six chasing Cardiff City also dropping points as they could only draw with Queens Park Rangers, Carvalhal insisted that the result still pleased him.

"We'd prefer the win but, for me, it's the way you win, draw or lose. The way we drew today is a positive. We drew because we missed a lot of chances, not because we didn't create any," he told the Star.

"We showed we were a consistent team today and played our football. The first 20 minutes weren't great but after that we played good football."

Though they failed to extend their advantage to those chasing the top six, the results means that the Owls are still five points clear of the Bluebirds and just need to get through the next four games unscathed to secure their play-off spot.

And with the twists and turns that the extra games always promise, a team going into the semi-final and final with an excellent run of form under their belt often tends to be the one that is celebrating promotion at Wembley. 

Though Wednesday have failed to win their last two, they have always bounced back from brief blips in emphatic fashion this season, so it would not be a surprise if they ended the campaign with four wins and were considered to be the form team going into the play-offs. 

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