Sky Bet Championship Play Off chasers Sheffield Wednesday can make sure of their place in the end of season Play Offs with victory over Ipswich Town at Portman Road this afternoon.

The Owls are arguably the division’s form side after winning all of their last five league matches and Carlos Carvalhal’s men hold a healthy five-point advantage over seventh placed Leeds United.

Victory over The Tractor Boys would leave Wednesday with no pressure going into their final home fixture of the season against fellow promotion chasers Fulham next weekend. That match was much feared by both clubs just a couple of weeks ago with the fixture once looking like a ‘winner takes all’ encounter but The Owls’ excellent form combined with Fulham’s good recent results and Leeds United’s collapse could mean that the clash at Hillsborough could be something of a Play Off party.

Huge credit must be given to the Wednesday squad and manager Carvalhal for displaying real battle and determination to grab an advantage in the Play Off race after it had looked like their top six hopes were slipping away just a few weeks ago.

Fulham could also leave themselves with little to do on the final day should they beat local rivals Brentford at Craven Cottage this afternoon. The Whites are a maximum of three points away from securing their place in the top six with the West Londoners holding a much superior goal difference and three-point lead over Leeds United.


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