Wednesday slipped back towards the Championship relegation zone after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to league leaders Cardiff at Hillsborough this afternoon.
The visitors took the lead just before half-time when Don Cowie fired home through a crowded penalty area and they made sure of the points on 65 minutes as Matthew Connolly found space in the box to head past Chris Kirkland.
After a bright opening, we failed to have any spell of concerted pressure and, as with so many home games this season, we couldn’t reproduce the impressive away form of recent months.
Leroy Lita did get the ball in the net late on, only to see the goal ruled out for offside, and a far from eye-catching Cardiff went back to Wales with the three points after a scrappy 90 minutes.
With fellow strugglers Wolves, Peterborough, Barnsley, Ipswich, Huddersfield and Millwall all winning, we now find ourselves just one point and one place above the relegation places, with Peterborough and Wolves both on 42 points in 22nd and 23rd respectively and bottom club Bristol City on 39 points.
And it makes our two games over Easter – at home to Barnsley on the Saturday and at Bristol City two days later – more crucial than ever in our fight to stay in the division.