Sheffield Wednesday sit outside of the play-offs on goal difference.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Ross Wallace has told the Sheffield Star that he believes the Owls are better equipped than they were last season when they narrowly missed out on promotion.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side reached the playoff final at the end of the previous campaign but were beaten by Hull City, meaning they would be spending another year in the Championship.

After such a heartbreaking end to the season last time out, Wednesday had an impressive summer transfer window, and Wallace believes they are better than they were last year.

Ross Wallace celebrates scoring the first goal for Sheffield Wednesday

“We have got a good squad of players – a stronger squad than what we had last season,” Wallace told the Sheffield Star.

“Last year, we never had enough bodies to do that but this year he can chop and change as the games go on.”

During the summer window, Carvalhal brought the likes of Steven Fletcher, Almen Abdi, Dave Jones and Adam Reach to the club, and Wednesday now have one of the strongest squads in the division.

The Championship is a long slog, a marathon almost, meaning managers need big squads available to them so that they can cope with playing twice a week almost every week.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Ross Wallace and Derby County’s Bradley Johnson clash

It was essential for Wednesday to carry on the good work they did last season, and they had to improve their good squad to ensure they could do even better, especially with the added quality in the Championship this year, with the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle United falling into the second tier.

The defeat to Derby County saw Wednesday drop out of the top six, but Carvalhal’s side are very much contenders for promotion this season.

Ross Wallace celebrates after scoring the first goal for Sheffield Wednesday

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