Wednesday coach Lee Bullen praised the spirit of the players after the Owls came from behind to beat Birmingham 2-1 at St Andrew’s.
The visitors suffered a double injury blow early on and the hosts scored in added time at the end of the first half to go ahead.
However, a quickfire brace from Gary Hooper secured all three points for Wednesday against their fellow promotion hopefuls.
Bullen said: “We did fantastic today in tough conditions.
“We had to make some changes due to injuries before and during the game, but we played well against a good team to get the result.
“The players who came into the game today made a good impression, and it shows the depth and quality we have in this squad.”
Wednesday move back into the top six after beating the Blues, and Bullen is confident the Owls can achieve even more.
He added: “One of the things we always tell the players is to look up the table and not down it.
“We have the quality in the squad to push even higher up the league, but we always take one game at a time.
“Today’s result was important because we played a good team who will also be up and around there at the end of the season.
“We now want to focus on preparing for Brentford at Hillsborough on Saturday, as that will also be a tough game.”