After making ten changes to the team, the Owls went down 2-1 to Fulham on the final day of the regular season at Hillsborough.
Carlos Carvalhal insisted the result mattered not as both sides look forward to the play-offs – Wednesday take on Huddersfield while the Cottagers face Reading.
The head coach said: “Today, the result was not important and I think this is the same for Fulham.
“It was the chance for us to give some of the players who have not played so much recently the time to play.
“I thought the game was OK but when you go down to ten men it gets more difficult. I respect the referee’s decision on the red card.”
The Owls travel to Huddersfield for the first leg of the semi finals next Sunday before hosting David Wagner’s side the following Wednesday.
And Carvalhal is preparing his side for what he fully expects to be a tough assignment against the Terriers.
He added: “Huddersfield are a good team, they have proved that over the season.
“They play good football, but so do all the teams in the play-offs.
"I think the play-offs are different this season and each team has a 25% per chance.”