Lee Bullen rued the Owls fortune in front of goal following Wednesday’s narrow 1-0 defeat to ten-man Millwall at the Den.
Matt Smith scored the only goal of the game before Jed Wallace was sent off for a late foul on Kieran Lee, but despite 21 efforts on goal in a dominant second half display, the Owls failed to restore parity.
Bullen said: “Overall the performance wasn’t a bad one and the lads gave all they had, we will play a lot worse and win games this season.
“We had 21 shots, nine on target, and we have to score with at least one of them. But I felt we just lacked that little bit of luck, nothing really clear-cut fell our way.
“We were in control throughout the second half but we didn’t get the breaks or goals we deserved today.
“It feels like we’ve been sucker-punched if I’m being honest but credit to Millwall for the way they defended beneath some intense pressure in that second half.”
Wednesday face Luton back at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening and Bullen is keen for the players to dust themselves down after Saturday’s defeat and go again.
He added: “We won’t get too low when we lose, just as we won’t get too high when we win.
“The best thing about this league is that there’s always another game around the corner and now we’ll be aiming to put things right against Luton.
“The fan base down here this afternoon were tremendous and like us, they will be on their way home thinking how did we not get anything from this game?
“But we are back on the Hillsborough grass on Tuesday and hopefully we can get back to winning ways.”