The Owls’ ability to quickly move on from a set back will be a major factor this season, according to manager Garry Monk.
Highlighting an area of improvement needed for 2020/21, Monk has underlined, with his ‘no games to waste’ message, that his side must hit back at the earliest opportunity.
And from a start to the season that has produced a lot of encouraging signs from a Wednesday perspective, Monk is confident his squad will rise to that challenge.
After five away games from six in all competition so far this season, the Owls return to Hillsborough on Saturday to face QPR.
“We know we’re more than capable to win games but the most important thing for us this season is how we bounce back,” Monk said.
“As disappointment and frustrating as defeats are, and how much you don’t want them, they’re part of it.
“The key thing and what will define us is how we bounce back.
“I’m positive that it will be different to last season, where we didn’t bounce back quick enough and well enough.
“What will define us is how quickly we do it this season and that’s our aim now.
“Our aim is to have a good week of training, take what the Bristol City game was - the first defeat we have had in the league - and turn it around into motivation for this weekend.
“How we bounce back is what will be remembered, it’s what is vitally important from this point.”