Stuart Gray says his side deserved something from King Power Stadium on Friday evening.
Alas, the Owls went down 2-1 to Premiership bound Leicester on a night that all but sealed the hosts’ return to the top tier.
Gray said: “We played well tonight and credit to the players because they have pushed the team that will be the champions of the Championship all the way.
“We have been beaten by a very well taken goal from Knockaert and that’s the kind of quality they have in the team.
“But we have created chances of our own and the players thought we should have had a penalty at the end.
“But it’s only a penalty if the referee gives it and he didn’t.
“Overall, we worked hard all over the field and I have just said to the players, if you are going to lose a game, that is how to lose it, with honesty, hard work and endeavour.”
The injury curse that has haunted Wednesday this season struck again in the Midlands as both centre backs were forced out of the action.
Oguchi Onyewu and Glenn Loovens were withdrawn for most of the second half, posing a potential problem for Gray when the Owls travel to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
The head coach said: “It’s hit us again and we won’t know how hard until the players are scanned.
“Onyewu has pulled a muscle in his back and Loovens came off with a hamstring.
“It’s not great timing with the game we have on Tuesday but that is the situation and we have to deal with it.
“But I will put out a strong team at Forest and we will be going there for the win.”