Sheffield Wednesday boss responds to rumours of training ground bust-up between Sam Winnall and Fernando Forestieri

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...

The Sheffield Wednesday teammates were said to have come to blows on Thursday.

Carlos Carvalhal refused to comment specifically on rumours of a training ground bust-up between Sheffield Wednesday teammates Sam Winnall and Fernando Forestieri.

The speculation had emerged on Twitter on Thursday, and Carvalhal responded by telling the Owls' official Facebook page that such situations are to be expected in teams that train aggressively and with high intensity.

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal

"To answer your question in general, sometimes when we see that any player ups the limits or crosses the line, we have rules, we have discipline and, of course, we will take care of the situation," Wednesday's head coach said during Friday's press conference. "As you understand, I will not (make) any comments about (specific) situations.

"Between the players, they are discussing positions, they are working hard. If you are training with high intensity, if you want the team to recover the ball, work hard, put the feet (in) and try to win the balls aggressively, this happens sometimes. They upset one another, sometimes they cross the line.

"This, as I tell you, happened in the past, it happens in the present and will happen in the future - in my team, in all the teams in the world."

Both Winnall and Forestieri are competing for places in an already congested Wednesday attack which also comprises Jordan Rhodes, Steven Fletcher, Gary Hooper, Lucas Joao and Atdhe Nuhiu.

Forestieri has also featured prominently on the left of midfield since his transfer to Hillsborough two years ago, but recently informed Carvalhal he would rather play through the middle.

Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday reacts during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second leg match between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough...Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri

The Italian-Argentine partnered Rhodes in attack for Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Preston, but the pair were replaced by Fletcher and Hooper against Chesterfield on Tuesday - both of whom scored in a 4-1 win.

The latter duo are therefore fravourites to retain their places when QPR visit Wednesday this weekend, although Carvalhal revealed that Fletcher's fitness will need to be assessed ahead of the game.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch