'The season is not over' - Sheffield Wednesday midfielder calls for calm after Blackburn Rovers thrashing
Left-sided player Adam Reach has urged Owls fans to keep the faith, despite their 5-0 hammering to Blackburn Rovers.
Wednesday's play-off push suffered another damaging blow as they slumped to a third successive league defeat at Hillsborough.
The result means the Owls, who had midfielder Massimo Luongo controversially sent off in the first half after a clumsy tackle on Lewis Travis, have lost four out of their last five Championship matches and seen them slip to 10th in the table.
Reach has called on Wednesdayites not to "get too down" after the Rovers setback.
"It's a blip," he told The Star. "We started poorly, conceded a goal and lost a man and then we couldn't really come back from that.
"But I would like to think they (the fans) weren't booing or having negative thoughts over commitment and desire because I thought we all showed that and worked hard over the 90 minutes. We never gave up. It just wasn't our day.
"Performances, of course, will be better than that but I just hope they don't get too down. Like I said, the world has not ended. We are still in a good position. There are still things we can improve on and we will do.
"We are fully confident in that dressing room that come the end of the season we will be where we want to be."
Wednesday will have an opportunity to put things right when they head to Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday.
Reach said: "We are hurting. We hurt as much as today as much as we did after we lost 1-0 to Hull.
"A loss is a loss and we will get on with it.
"Every time we have had a loss, we have shown character in the next game.
"We will dust ourselves down. Just because we lost against Blackburn doesn't mean the season is over. The world has not ended just yet.
"We will go and get ready for QPR and try and put a positive result together ahead of the league game a week on Tuesday."