The Owls kick off our Championship season at Hillsborough on Saturday against a Watford team Garry Monk describes as one of the strongest in the division.
The Hornets came down from the Premier League last season and were quickly installed as favourites for an immediate return.
Wednesday have made an excellent start to the campaign in both the league and Carabao Cup but Monk is prepared for a strong test this weekend.
He said: “Having watched them throughout pre-season, there is always a lot of talk about relegated teams and confidence but they look a very confident team. They are going to be one of the strong contenders this year.
“We’ve started well but we are playing against teams that are fancied to be up there. We started well against a team that will be well fancied in Cardiff and now we face another one this week. We know how hard it is going to be.”
Having won all three games so far with as many clean sheets to boot, Monk is keen to keep the run going and add to the current feelgood factor. The winning mentality, he insists, is key.
Monk added: “The priority is the league but our mentality is to try and win games. It builds confidence.
“But we know how hard this game will be. Watford have a lot of mobility attacking wise. They have got a lot of talent in their squad. It is going to be a test for us, it is a tough run and we are under no illusions.
“We have made a good start but all these fixtures are going to test us before the international break.”