Chris Maguire has hailed the team spirit in the Wednesday camp as the best he has seen during his two years at the club.
The feelgood factor has helped the Owls climb to ninth in the Championship – a marked improvement on the same time last year when the first win was yet to be recorded.
Maguire said: “It’s probably the best team spirit since I signed here. That starts with the manager.
“Since Stuart Gray has taken over, everybody can have a laugh and training is good.
“We can have a laugh in training but we know we have to be serious. He drums that into us. It’s been brilliant.
“Stuart is a great manager and knows everybody’s strengths. He gets everybody going and the training sessions are brilliant so everyone is 100 per cent behind him and I think it is showing on the pitch.
“Everybody knows what their roles are and how to perform.”
Maguire, though, will sit out the Owls’ next contest following the international break.
The forward picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Leeds last Saturday and will miss the home game against Watford on 18 October.
But Maguire, on target in the derby draw, will park that disappointment and back his team mates to extend their promising start to the season.
He said: “I think we’ve played against some tough teams. I don’t fear anybody. It’s a tough league and anybody can beat anybody but we know what we can do.
“But we are not going to shout our mouths off. We will go about our business quietly. We are doing well at the moment. Hopefully we can cut the draws out and then we will be even higher.
“We need to get back to winning games as quick as possible and hopefully that will start against Watford.”