Bristol City goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell says he is pleased for Sheffield Wednesday as he claims they are a club who deserve to be playing in the Premier League, Bristol City’s official club website reports.
The Owls head into the clash with the Robins currently occupying fifth place in the Championship table, five points clear of seventh and looking to secure a play-off spot come the end of the season.
With promotion very much a realistic proposition, former Sheffield Wednesday player O’Donnell says these are exciting times for the Yorkshire club and explains how boss Carlos Carvalhal has done an unbelievable job.
“They’re doing really well. From the beginning of the season the managerial appointment probably got questioned slightly just because no one knew who he was, but I think he’s done an unbelievable job and got them playing some great football,” O’Donnell told Bristol City’s official website.
“It’s exciting times for them. For the first time in a while they’ve got good investment and it’s a club that deserves to be in the top tier.”
“I’m pleased with how they’re doing, but when the game gets going it’s not something I’ll be thinking about at all.”
It has been some season for Wednesday, and one which has been long overdue for the club’s supporters.
They head in to their encounter at Ashton Gate coming off the back of four straight wins in the Championship, and also a run consisting of four clean sheets in their last four away trips.
Nobody on the top six will want to meet the Owls in the playoffs on such form, and between now and the end of the season they are only likely to get stronger as key players return to full fitness.