Garry Monk has underlined the message that there are no games to waste in his side’s battle for points.
While Wednesday have made positive strides on all fronts to start the season, a point deficit remains and the boss has stressed the need to claw those back as soon as possible.
Bristol City head into the clash with the Owls on Sunday second in the table after back to back wins over Coventry and Stoke.
“This will be our fifth away game out of six so it is tough; it’s not easy but it’s the way it’s fallen for us,” Monk said.
“I think the expectation down there has always been to make the play-offs and promotion.
“We are in a phase where we are facing teams where their remits are definitely to be up there this season.
“We have done well with the first two against these type of teams and it will be another tough one.”
A win at Cardiff and a close-fought goalless draw with Watford has seen Monk’s men take a four-point haul from two difficult fixtures.
Expecting another stern test from the Robins, Monk continued:
“They have obviously had a really good start. I know they played last night and made a lot of changes.
“It is going to be another tough game but if we can perform anything like we did in the game at Ashton Gate after lockdown then we’ll be in a good position to try and take points.
“We wanted to get off to a positive start and our aim is to continue that all the way up to the international break. We have got two league games left and they are both difficult.
“Our aim is to get as many points as early as possible and I think you have seen that attitude in all the games. We haven't got any games to waste.”