Daniel Pudil discusses Sheffield Wednesday's chances of clinching automatic promotion this season

The Owls are eight points adrift of the top two in the Championship.

Daniel Pudil has claimed that Sheffield Wednesday should not give up hope of sealing automatic promotion to the Premier League just yet, the Sheffield Star reports.

Carlos Carvalhal's men are currently fifth in the Championship, but have spent much of the recent months battling to hold off the sides that are just outside the top six.

However, with six games to go, the Owls find themselves just nine points adrift of top spot in the table, and Pudil suggested that finishing in the top two could prove to be on their radar before the season reaches its conclusion.

"The top two? If we keep winning, who knows," he told the Sheffield Star.

"We are nine points behind it but we have six games left so you never know. Anything is possible."

While it may be a huge ask for Wednesday to make it into the automatic promotion spots, they clearly have lots of momentum on their side as well as a final run of fixtures that will give them plenty of confidence.

Carvalhal's men have won their last four games - scoring nine goals and conceding just one along the way - and do not need to play any of the sides currently above in the table during the final weeks of the season.

And having often struggled to pick up points against the teams above them, rather than the teams below, they will fancy their chances of putting pressure on those battling near the summit in the coming weeks. 

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