Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood calls for Owls focus

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Owls number one Keiren Westwood has called on his teammates to stay focused on the job at hand ahead of tomorrow’s pivotal tussle with Cardiff City.

More than 32,000 supporters are expected to flock to Hillsborough to witness Wednesday’s Championship play-off decider.

With two matches left to play, the Bluebirds trail the sixth-placed Owls by four points. Should Carlos Carvalhal’s troops avoid defeat, they will secure a top-six finish.

There is a buzz around S6 again following a thrilling campaign, but Westwood is refusing to take his eyes off the prize.

“Promotion would mean a great deal to us,” he said. “We’ve worked so hard so far this season.

“It’s not over yet; we need to consolidate that play-off place and then we can maybe have a look.”

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Westwood, who has featured 33 times this season, is looking forward to their final home match.

“We’re at home and it will be up to us to take the game to them and I’m sure we will do,” he said.”

Wednesday will be without the services of experienced winger Ross Wallace, who will serve the second of his three-match suspension for his sending off against MK Dons. Midfielder Sam Hutchinson (glandular fever) may not be risked.