Tom Lees has spoken how a top-notch dressing room atmosphere will help the Owls in their quest to go one step higher this season.
The 25-year-old, who recently signed a contract extension to keep him at Hillsborough until 2021, said: “We can use what happened last season to spur us on.
“We have a professional dressing room, we have a hard working dressing room and I think it’s an honest one.
“I think if we do get beat this season, it won’t be because we’re not working hard enough.”
The popular centre back and stand-in captain also recognised that cohesion is vital to success in the Championship.
He reasoned: “You might see clubs with brilliant squads on paper down near the bottom of the league and think ‘how’s that happened’ but it’s all about the type of characters you play with and I think we’ve got a good group here.
“It’s a good dressing room and if any dressing room is capable of getting over last season, it’s us.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s fixture against Norwich, Lees predicts a much closer game than the last time the two sides met in April 2015, when the Canaries posted a comfortable 2-0 win:
“The last time we played them, they gave us a really hard game. But we’ve come on a lot since then.
“We’ve seen what they did in the first game of the season at Blackburn and what a threat they can be.
“But we’ve done our homework on them, we know their strengths and weaknesses, so we’ll be prepared.”