The Owls have come a long way in 12 months, as illustrated by a year on year comparison of the Championship table.
At this stage of the 2013/14 campaign, Wednesday were rock bottom of the table and still awaiting their first success of the season – and clean sheet to boot.
Indeed, it wasn’t until early November that the Owls chalked up their maiden triumph with a home win against Reading.
A disappointing defeat followed at Derby until the wait for the first away win was finally over at Watford in mid-December, when Wednesday posted their first shutout too.
Fast forward a year, however, and the Owls boast the meanest defence out of base having conceded only five goals on their travels.
More crucially in the bigger picture, Wednesday are 11 points better off and 12 places in the division.
Head coach Stuart Gray is pleased with the significant progress in table terms whilst highlighting the areas for improvement – particularly on home soil.
He told swfc.co.uk: “We know that we must improve our home results, we must start scoring goals and putting some points on the board.
“The players are always encouraged to have a go, to take a shot. I will never discourage anyone from shooting because you just never know what will happen.
“I have said before that football is about getting it right in both boxes and we must do that on a regular basis to build on what we have achieved during the season so far.
“I have every confidence we will achieve that because we have the ability and application in the squad.”