Owls striker Gary Madine believes the televised clash against local rivals Leeds on Friday could well be the game that gets Wednesday’s season back on track.
Looking around the changing room, the 22-year-old sees more than enough quality and ability within the ranks to emerge from the current rut the Owls find themselves in.
He said: “When we play Leeds, hopefully it’s going to kick-start our season. It’s a big game, the fans will be there in their numbers as always and we’re looking forward to it.
“We have quality all over the pitch and we will get out of this run.”
The former Carlisle man is eager to take his chance when it comes around in order to stake his claim for a regular starting shirt in the Owls attack.
Madine scored his first goal of the season against Fulham in the Capital One Cup in August but has yet to register in the Championship.
And with no first team game over the weekend, the striker featured for the Owls Under-21s at Hillsborough last week – scoring two goals against Sheffield United, to help Wednesday post a 3-2 win.
He continued: “I’ve never had a run in the Championship and I’m absolutely itching for one.
“I haven’t seen anything that I need to be scared of and I’m hoping my chance will come soon.
“I’m more than confident that if I play I’ll get goals: I showed that the other night. I had two chances and scored two goals.
“I’m ready and waiting. The gaffer knows I’m there.”