Sheffield Wednesday full-back Jack Hunt names position that Owls are as strong as any other side in the Championship

General view of the Stadium ahead of the match

The Owls will be looking to go one better this season after narrowly missing out on promotion last year.

Sheffield Wednesday's Jack Hunt in action with Hull City's Andrew RobertsonSheffield Wednesday's Jack Hunt

Jack Hunt believes that following the addition of Steven Fletcher, Sheffield Wednesday have an attack that is as strong as any other strike-force in the Championship, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls were one of the highest-scoring teams in the second tier last year with Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper sharing 28 strikes between them.

Sunderland's Steven FletcherSteven Fletcher has joined the Owls this summer

Nevertheless, Carlos Carvalhal decided to add more depth up front this summer by signing the former Sunderland man, and Hunt believes that if Wednesday are not scoring for fun next season, then that would be down to the service they are receiving rather than the quality of those leading the line.

"Our strikeforce is right up there with anything in the league," Hunt told the Star. "We've got goal-scorers in our team. It's up to us create them chances and hopefully they can stick them away.

"If you have got a couple of strikers who are firing, you've got a very good chance of going up.

Gary Hooper celebrates after scoring the second goal for Sheffield WednesdayGary Hooper

"We could keep 30 odd clean sheets this season but it doesn't mean we are going to get promoted. You've got to have 20-goal strikers to win games and we have got that."

While Carvalhal will be looking to the trio of Forestieri, Fletcher and Hooper to bag the majority of the goals, opponents would be foolish to think that they are the only three that will cause their defence problems. 

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after the gameFernando Forestieri

The likes of Atdhe Nuhiu and Lucas Joao may not be prolific, but the physical presence they bring to the team is a key reason why their teammates enjoy so much success in front of goal. 

And if the rest of the team are able to create the kind of service that Hunt spoke about, while also doing the main jobs they are in the side to do, there is no doubt that the Owls will be one of the favourites to be contending for a top six spot this season.

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