Speaking after the game, the Owls' new manager Darren Moore found plenty of positives in his side's performance, despite the result.
He claimed: "They’ve got to show that spirit and endeavour, they can’t come off of that now… I’ve seen another performance today when I’ve seen improvement, and it’ll be the smaller details that I pick out of the game in terms of moving forward and continuing to move forward."
“But you can’t go back on that level of performance, we have to keep building on it… Short term we really need a win, and lets look to try and get that win as early as possible.
“On the back of that I feel like we can build some momentum - the games are still there, we keep working and the points gap is what it is. We get the opportunity on Wednesday to try and close that gap.”
Next up, the Owls host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday evening, in what could prove a decisive fixture in the relegation run-in.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield Wednesday and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the upcoming weekend's action begins:
1. Whites given 'no chance' on landing Traore
Ex-Leeds United man Danny Mills has claimed there's "absolutely no chance" the Whites will sign Wolves £30m-rated Adama Traore this summer, and branded the player's lowly number of attacking returns as "terrible" (Football Insider)
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2. Keane eyes Celtic job
Former Nottingham Forest assistant Roy Keane is rumoured to be keen on taking the vacant Celtic job, as he looks to make a return to management. He's not been at the helm of a club since leaving Ipswich in 2011. (Daily Record)
3. Holtby closes in on Rovers comeback
Blackburn Rovers could be set to welcome back key player Lewis Holtby to the side this week, after recovering from a knee ligament injury that has seen him play just over 15 minutes of football since late January. (Football League World)
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4. Worrall hopeful of rapid return
Nottingham Forest are hopeful of having key defender Joe Worrall back after the international break, as he continues to recover from a broken rib. The injury was initially suffered against Luton Town earlier in the month. (Nottingham Post)
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