Three fixtures in the Championship run-in that will decide Sheffield Wednesday’s fate

After taking 16 points from a possible 21 towards the start of 2017, Sheffield Wednesday threw themselves into Championship play-off contention, but a run of just one win in the last six has left their top six ambitions hanging by a thread.

The Owls’ latest result was a 2-0 home defeat to fellow promotion hopefuls Reading at Hillsborough on Friday night, but despite the loss they stayed in sixth position as another result went their way.

Seventh-placed Fulham are just a point behind but were beaten 3-1 at Craven Cottage against a lowly Wolves, although Norwich City and Preston North End closed the gap to the Yorkshire outfit to five points with a win against Barnsley and draw against Blackburn Rovers respectively.

With just eight league games remaining, the Owls must turn their form around if they are to secure a place in the end of season lottery.

Here are three key fixtures in Sheffield Wednesday’s run-in that could decide their season…