Owls lose more ground on play-off chasers

Wednesday lost further ground in terms of the play-off places after a dreary goalless draw at Reading.

While our unbeaten record stretches to six games, four of those matches have been draws and we now sit six points behind sixth-placed Derby.

The two sides managed just a shot apiece on target and it was hard to believe that both teams were in the play-offs at the end of last season.

Carlos Carvalhal made six changes after the fortunate 2-2 midweek draw at Ipswich but there was no noticeable improvement in the performance as we huffed and puffed our way through the 90 minutes.

We had more of the play after half-time but once again rarely threatened the opposition goal. Lucas Joao might have done better when he saw his close-range effort blocked by keeper Vito Mannone early in the second half and substitute Jordan Rhodes headed wide late on.

The home side had 16 shots, compared to our five, but they also lacked any cutting edge and the game petered out into a tame goalless draw.