The secret behind Sheffield Wednesday's success away from home

Wednesdayites have been left baffled by the Owls' Jekyll and Hyde performances in the Championship since Christmas.

But Garry Monk's men have certainly found a winning formula away from home this calendar year.

Wednesday have recorded three victories on the spin on their travels to lift the gloom around S6.

As well as defeating promotion-chasing Leeds United, the Owls have also beaten Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion and Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup.

"The away form has been excellent," acknowledged goalkeeper Cameron Dawson. "I think the way we play maybe suits us but we can play that way at Hillsborough as well.

"We need to translate that form to HIllsborough and it is something we will be working towards and hopefully we will see the benefits of it in the near future."

After their 5-0 home humbling to Blackburn Rovers, Monk's troops restored some much-needed pride by edging out QPR 2-1 to secure a place in the last 16 of the world's oldest cup competition.

Monk said: "We have done it differently in all of the away games.

Owls players Julian Borner and Joey Pelupessy celebrate the win over QPR

"Whether you play at home or away, it is about the intensity, attitude and focus you play with and the level that is needed.

"We have already seen when this squad does that what they are capable of doing but they are not a team that can afford to be below it.

"As I have said many times, it is not through a lack of effort or want to do it.

"But what is clear is when we are ever below that high level of intensity, we come unstuck and we let ourselves down severely last week.

"We showed a response against QPR and we have to take that into the next game on Tuesday."

Next up is a trip to lowly Wigan Athletic.

"The league is our bread and butter,” said Dawson. “It was important that we bounced back against QPR but we need to put some wins on the board in the league.

"It is about finding the level that we produced against QPR and bringing that on Tuesday night. There are lots of good games coming up. Hopefully we can pick up some points.”