Wednesday moved to within a point of fourth-placed Hull as we hit back to beat Blackburn 2-1 at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening.
After another largely uneventful first-half at S6, Blackburn took the lead immediately after half-time when Craig Conway beat the challenge of Jack Hunt to head home.
However, Wednesday were level four minutes later with Ross Wallace’s effort taking a big deflection off Adam Henley and looping into the net.
Worse followed for the visitors soon afterwards when goalscorer Conway was sent off for a challenge on Alex Lopez.
And Wednesday soon took advantage of our numerical superiority, Fernando Forestieri creating the opening down the left and crossing for Wallace to slot home from close range on 62 minutes.
Sub Aiden McGeady hammered against the bar from long range late in the game and this fourth successive victory, coupled with other results on the night, keeps us in fifth place and a point ahead of Derby in sixth.
As for the ‘chasing pack’, we are now five points clear of seventh-placed Cardiff, eight ahead of Ipswich and 12 clear of Birmingham, who have a game in hand.
Head coach, Carlos Carvalhal, said: “We went down 1-0 early in the second half but this is not unusual for us, it has happened a few times at Hillsborough.
“Even though this happened we were confident we could change things, and after the red card, we wanted to put Blackburn under more pressure.”