Carvalhal to shuffle his pack

27 February 2018 03:38:46 EST

Carlos Carvalhal admits it will not be the end of the world if his Swansea City side are knocked out of the FA Cup by Sheffield Wednesday.

The winners of Tuesday's fifth-round replay will host either Tottenham or Rochdale in the quarter-finals but the Swans are embroiled in a relegation battle which intensified when they lost 4-1 at Brighton on Saturday.

Carvalhal has not been afraid to make wholesale changes to his team for their matches in the FA Cup and will do the same again against the Owls, who axed him in December.

Swansea, 5/1 to be relegated this season, are 3/4 to beat Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday and 12121/1 to win the FA Cup outright this season.

"It was a strange game for me at Sheffield Wednesday - I felt sometimes as if I was playing against myself!" Carvalhal said. "I love the club - everybody knows I will be an Owl forever.

"But when the whistle goes tonight we will try to win the game, whether it is after 90 minutes, 120 minutes or penalties.

"We will not take any risks with any players who have slight problems, but we will try to pick the best XI we have available to win a difficult game.

"If we go to the next stage that is fantastic, but if we don't it is not the end of the world because we have an important game on Saturday in the Premier League."

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