Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal believes Saturday's clash with Huddersfield Town will be full of entertaining fare between two teams who like to play positive football.

The Owls visit the John Smith's Stadium looking to boost their hopes of a play-off place, but aren't expecting an easy ride from David Wagner's side - who hammered Leeds 4-1 just before the international break.

“Like all the matches in the Championship, this will be a tough game," declared Carvalhal.

“They have a lot of quality, they like to play football, they start to play from the back like we do also and I think it will be a quality game.

“It will be a tough game to them and a tough game to us but we are optimists, we are in good shape, we have an energy and we believe we can bring points back from this game.”

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Like his counterpart, David Wagner, the Wednesday manager has tried to instill a new philosophy through his team.

There were signs of the new era sweeping through Huddersfield when the two sides met in David Wagner's first game in charge back in November.

Wednesday clinched all three points late on amid Town fitness concerns, but Carvalhal knows better than most that Wagner's ideas could not have been implemented overnight.

Carvalhal revealed: “About the position that we have at the moment, not a big surpise but in the first year maybe some people think it is very easy to change and create a philosophy, but it is not because there are a lot of blocks that you have.

“Not intentional but natural blocks, it is not an easy situation but we achieved it very fast.

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“It’s not a big surprise (to be in the top six) but I am still thinking there are teams that started the season in better conditions than us but during the process we are outsiders, we come in from the right and we are in a good position.

“If you look at our team, I think all the things we are doing, the people responsible are the players.”

As the Championship season enters the final straight, it's impossible not to look towards the final positions.

While Town fans will want a few more points to make absolute certainty of survival, Wednesday could be forgiven for having one eye on the play-off scenarios.

But Carvalhal insists that isn't the case - and the meeting with Huddersfield is the "most important" of his side's lives.

He added: "We have ambition to do our best but at the same time we are quiet because we are completely focused on the next game against Huddersfield.

“It is the most important game of our lives because it is the next one.”