The Owls Under-23 suffered their fourth defeat on the bounce on Monday evening at The City Ground.
A brace from Nottingham Forest’s Arvin Appiah and a goal from Kieran Hayes saw the hosts inflict a heavy defeat over the Owls, who were reduced to ten men when Connor O’Grady was dismissed after 35 minutes.
Wednesday were up against it from the off with pressure coming from Forest and the breakthrough came just past the half hour mark.
Connor Kirby was adjudged to have tripped Appiah in the box and the Forest winger stepped up to convert from 12 yards.
Things then went from bad to worse for the Owls when O’Grady was shown a straight red for bringing down Alex Mighten, who was through on goal.
With the numerical advantage, Forest extended their lead seven minutes after the restart in impressive fashion, as Appiah curled a delightful effort into the top corner.
Forest substitute Hayes was on hand to prod the ball over the line from close range 11 minutes from time to condemn Wednesday to their fourth successive loss.
Owls: McCulloch, Hughes, Clarke, Jones (Grant 63), O’Grady (S/O 36), Van Aken, Stobbs, Kirby, Borukov, Hunt (West 87), Preston (Brennan 66)