Ross Wallace believes Sheffield Wednesday's season was sparked into life following defeat to Burnley in September

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The Championship promotion chasers meet at Hillsborough on Tuesday.

Ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's game with Burnley on Tuesday, Owls midfielder Ross Wallace suggested that it was his side's defeat to the Clarets that kicked their season into life, the Sheffield Star reports.

The pair met in September, and it was Sean Dyche's men who came out on top with two late goals helping to seal a 3-1 win. Despite the defeat, Wallace suggested that the positives on show confirmed that Wednesday were heading onto the right path.

"Even though we were beaten, we played some good stuff," he told the Star.

"We just clicked that day and from then on we have just come on leaps and bounds.

"I think that was the turning point for us. We knew that was our style of play and how we wanted to play."

The result at Turf Moor meant that Carlos Carvalhal's side's victory over Bristol City on the opening day of the campaign remained their only win from their first six fixtures.

Following the loss however, Wednesday went 11 games unbeaten in all competitions, picking up victories over Premier League opponents Newcastle and Arsenal in the Capital One Cup along the way.

And with their latest run seeing them win five of their last seven league games, they have continued their push up the Championship table. 

Should they defeat Burnley in their next game, they will return to the division's top six, which is an achievement that probably seemed so far away following their loss to the same opponents in September. 

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