Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal sends a warning to their promotion rivals

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal and Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo (R) before the game

The Owls got their Championship season off to a promising start with a win.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

In a potential warning to those hoping to secure a top six spot in the Championship, Carlos Carvalhal has told the Sheffield Star that his Sheffield Wednesday side can still do better despite opening their season with a victory.

The Owls defeated Aston Villa 1-0 thanks to a late strike from Fernando Forestieri. And while many managers would be happy with a win against a side that had been, until this season, a mainstay in the Premier League, especially considering that their own team were denied promotion in agonising fashion last term, Carvalhal has claimed that there is more to come from his side.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goalSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates with team mates after scoring the only goal

"We can do better. We are still trying to improve the team but we are in a very good way," he told the Star.

Although Villa have been fairly quiet on the transfer front, the business they have done has looked very smart. Tommy Elphick and Ross McCormack appeared to be two of the best signings that any team in the second tier has made, so there was no question that it was going to be a tough game for Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring their first goalSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring

But while they needed a late winner, Carvalhal's men were arguably deserving of their three points, having controlled much of the game, and having only conceded a couple of chances to their opponents.

And with the Portuguese suggesting that he was not entirely happy with their performance, it seems that he is certain that his squad have the capability to secure a spot in the top two this year. 

General view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium

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