Lee Bullen was pleased by the Under-21s’ second half display at Hillsborough on Friday as the Owls defeated Swansea 2-1.
The visitors led 1-0 at the break and had the numerical advantage following Rafa Floro’s dismissal but the ten-man Owls battled back to secure the win.
Franck Betra hit both goals, the first from the penalty spot and the second a fine run and finish.
Bullen said: “We set such high standards at Ipswich on Monday, it was absolutely fantastic.
“I set high standards and I thought we were just off the pace a little bit in the first half and when we went down to ten, I started to fear the worst.
“We lost the goal, went down to ten men, were not quite at it but the reaction in the second half was fabulous.
“I can’t remember a save that Joe had to make and we had three or four really good chances to put the game to bed.
“For Franck Betra’s workrate and determination, he fully deserved that second goal. It was outstanding.
“I felt we looked more dangerous in the second half with ten men, I thought Ryan Croasdale’s run initially for Franck to get on the ball for his goal was unbelievable.
“The energy levels that some of the lads showed were second to none.
“For me, it was magnificent that Lewis Buxton, Claude Dielna and Rhys McCabe got minutes under their belt.”