Dave Jones said a point was a fair result following the 1-1 draw with Ipswich on Saturday.
Leroy Lita cancelled out Jay Tabb’s opener as both sides earned a share of the spoils at Hillsborough.
A hard-fought game spawned few chances but the point apiece helped edge the Owls and Ipswich further towards Championship safety.
Jones said: “A point was a fair result. They had one cleared off the line and we had one chalked off for an offside that must have been very close so it finished pretty even.
“And I’m pleased for the players because that’s two very hard games in a few days and I thought we looked a bit leggy, particularly in the first half.
“But we battled on, we got the goal, and we did deserve something from the game.”
The manager shed light on an early first half substitution that saw Kieran Lee withdrawn midway through the first half.
He said: “It was tactical. I felt we needed a focal point up front and that’s why I put Stevie Howard on up there.
“I thought he was superb. He won all his headers and by the end, their defence couldn’t deal with him.
“Chris Maguire came on and he did really well too. It shows the value of having that depth in your squad.”
Jones also confirmed that midfielder Stuart Holden has been recalled by parent club Bolton.
He added: “Bolton are in a play-off spot, they have one or two injuries, and they want him back.
“He’s got better and stronger as his loan has gone on and I would like to thank him for his services and wish him the very best for the future.”