Carvalhal relishing reunion

15 February 2018 12:19:36 EST

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal says he has no regrets about leaving Sheffield Wednesday but is relishing the reunion on Saturday.

He has achieved a remarkable turnaround in the Swans fortunes since his arrival at the Liberty Stadium.

In recent weeks they have beaten both Arsenal and Liverpool at home and, from being bottom and looking doomed to relegation they are now out of the bottom three and have a realistic chance of survival.

I will be part of Sheffield Wednesday forever. I am working very hard now to be a Jack in the future.

Carlos Carvalhal

However, this weekend the FA Cup takes centre stage and Carvalhal takes his side to Sheffield Wednesday for his first meeting with the club he left in December last year.

He led the Owls to two successive play-offs during his time there and, though they have struggled this season, resulting in his departure, he says the club will always have a place in his heart.

He told a press conference ahead of Saturday's fifth round tie at Hillsborough: "We achieved one play-off final, one semi-final and the moments that I had at that club were unbelievable. Very strong emotional moments that make me think that part of me belongs to the club.

"I will be part of Sheffield Wednesday forever. I am working very hard now to be a Jack in the future."

Swansea are 11/8 to win and reach the cup last eight with Wednesday 23/10 and the draw priced at 23/10.

Carvalhal insisted, during the press conference, that Premier League survival was the club's priority and he may therefore rest some players on Saturday.

He also gave an injury update, saying that Angel Rangel is doing well after surgery while Renato Sanchez should be back next month, sooner than expected.

Swansea are 1/6 to stay in the Premier League at the end of the season.

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