Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has revealed that new signing Fernando Forestieri is not fully match fit.
The 25-year-old who signed from Watford this summer is yet to put in a good performance for the Owls and Carvalhal has justified the striker’s search for form.
Forestieri, who is consistently proven as a top Championship player after his three-year stint with Watford, will now be looking to improve his fitness and subsequently his form.
And after scoring 17 goals in his lengthy spell at the Hornets, Wednesday boss Carvalhal is confident that the forward will come good in the near future.
Speaking to the Star, he said: “Fernando played much better in the last match [Burnley] but he didn’t play at the same level against Bolton. He has only started to play in the last couple of games and started to feel tired the other night. We believe that he is one player who in a second can solve a game which is why we played him for 90 minutes.”
The next chance that Forestieri has to prove himself at the Yorkshire club is against Fulham this Saturday. Both the Owls manager and the player will be hoping that he can excel in that game and maximise his match fitness.
There’s no doubt that the tricky striker is one of the best players outside the top-flight when he is on form, so Carvalhal and the Sheffield Wednesday fans will be hoping that he can find his form sooner rather than later.
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