Owls coach Andy Holdsworth has praised the senior professionals who represented the Under-23s earlier this week at Burnley.
Wednesday posted a 1-1 draw over the Pennines, with the likes of Tom Lees, Jordan Rhodes, Jordan Thorniley and Ash Baker all in action.
Holdsworth told swfc.co.uk: “It’s always a massive bonus having first team players involved, especially the club captain.
“The players manage themselves when they go over the white line and I think they have been missing that little bit of experience over the last couple of weeks so having the senior pros on the pitch was a boost for the young players.
“It only takes the older heads to have a little talk with them out there and it helps the young lads through the games with keeping that intensity level up.
“The lads need to aspire to what the likes of Jordan Thorniley and Ash Baker have achieved here as well as the other senior players and watch, listen and see how they act around the building and in games.
“We saw with the attitude of the senior players at Burnley that they are completely engrossed with the game.”