Carlos Carvalhal has been talking about his options ahead of the trip to St James Park.

The Sheffield Wednesday boss had said he had doubts about five or six of his players but it looks as though maybe he will have more options than he was letting on.

The visiting manager says it isn’t a case of ‘red alert’ when you don’t have players, more a ‘yellow alert’ with ‘doubts on some players’.

Indeed, Carlos Carvalhal has declared he is ‘happy because we have more option decide and it’s a positive headache’.

Amongst his options is Fernando Forestieri who was allegedly a target for Newcastle in the summer.

The Argentine striker was top scorer for the Owls last season and scored in his last three matches before being sent off and suspended for the last few games.

This season he is joint top scorer with former Mackem forward Steven Fletcher, each with six goals.

 

Carlos Carvalhal:

“I am happy when all the players are back and available to play.

“I’m happy because we have more options to decide and it’s a positive headache to us.

“A concern is when we don’t have players and that is red alert.

“Even though we have doubts on some players, we are no more than on yellow alert.

“But all the time (no matter who plays) we go on to the pitch to fight for the three points for sure.”