Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal hopes certain squad members' previous promotion experience will help Owls in play-offs

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Several of the Owls' squad have been promoted from the Championship previously.

Carlos Carvalhal is hoping the fact that several members of Sheffield Wednesday's squad have previously enjoyed promotion to the Premier League will give them an advantage during their upcoming play-off campaign, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls go into their semi-final with third place Brighton off the back of a poor run of form that saw them win just once in their final six games of the regular season.

But rather than be too concerned about their recent slump, the Portuguese is remaining optimistic about their chances of progressing to Wembley due to the number of players in his team that have secured promotion in the past.

"A lot of our players have been promoted in the past so they have been in these situations before," he told the Star.

"I remember Ross Wallace, Daniel Pudil and Fernando Forestieri. There are probably more. Experience is very important."

As well as the players that Carvalhal mentioned, Barry Bannan and Gary Hooper have also helped their former sides go up from the Championship. 

And that experience should allow those players to help some of the lesser experienced members of the squad to understand the demands, both mentally and physically, of a play-off campaign, and may allow Wednesday to bridge the gap to the teams above them that secured their top six spot a lot sooner than the Owls. 

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