Martin Taylor believes that it is important for Wednesday to notch their first win of the season when Yeovil visit Hillsborough on Saturday.
The centre half, who yearns for a place in the starting line-up-up, does not want the club to end up in a second successive fight for Championship survival.
Only five league games have been played but the Owls will be mindful of the fact that they gave themselves a lot to do last season because of poor form in the first half of the campaign.
“In the last three games, where we have drawn, we’ve taken the game to the opposition and it’s unbelievable that we didn’t get a win,”said Taylor.
“At Leeds and Middlesbrough and at home to Millwall we had chances to win, and even against Burnley (a defeat) we could have got something.
“Yeovil will give a good account of themselves, and they’re in this division on merit, but it will be a good opportunity for us to get that first win and move up the table.
“It’s a long season but we need to start picking up points and get our season going.
“Last year after the start we had, we were really battling to get back in it. We don’t want to be in the same position around Christmas this time.”
Taylor hopes to have his own role in aiding the cause after getting no further than the bench this season and being mostly a sub in 2012-13.
Wednesday are reassessing their centre-half needs after losing captain Anthony Gardner for months because of an Achilles tendon injury.
Taylor said: “At the moment I’m not in the team. But I’ve got a lot of belief in my ability and I think that when I do get an opportunity I can stay in the team.”