Carvalhal: It isn't over yet

18 March 2017 06:21:11 EST

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal insists his side can still reach the Championship play-offs even after Friday's loss to Reading.

The Owls slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Jaap Stam's team at Hillsborough, Yann Kermorgant and Adrian Popa scoring for the visitors.

The result leaves Wednesday sixth heading into Saturday's matches, but they are only one point above Fulham, who entertain Wolves in their game in hand.

Meanwhile, Reading are now fourth, although fifth-placed Leeds United play Brighton on Saturday.

Sheffield Wednesday are 1212/1 to be promoted this season, while Leeds are 20/1 to go up, Reading 6/5 and Fulham 1212/1.

"I think all of us will agree that we did everything to win the game. We gave the maximum and we deserved to win the game, in my opinion," said Carvalhal.

"My players played with a fantastic attitude and they created a lot of chances. The highlights will explain the story of the game very easily.

"It was a very hard week for me - probably one of the hardest for me in my career as a coach - because we missed some players.

"This is not over yet. We're still alive and we'll be focused in the last eight games to achieve the points which will achieve a good position."

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