Barry Bannan comments on Sheffield Wednesday's poor record against Championship's top six

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The Owls have failed to beat any of the sides currently in the division's top six.

Barry Bannan has defended Sheffield Wednesday's record against the Championship's top six this season, the Yorkshire Post reports, despite the fact that the Owls have failed to beat any of the teams that currently sit above them in the table.

Carlos Carvalhal's side have won just four points against their promotion rivals, with the draw in their most recent clash - against Burnley - being only the fourth point that the club have collected against those above them. 

Despite the disappointing results, Bannan feels that they have been unlucky not to have collected any wins against those sides.

"They are good teams, first and foremost, so they are always going to be close games," he said, as reported by the Yorkshire Post.

"When we have played the teams who are in and around us or above us, I think we have been comfortable and could have maybe won them on another day.

"It has just not happened but we will keep going."

While Bannan is confident that the side's performances have deserved more rewards, Carvalhal will be aware that they will need to start winning those key games if they hope to secure promotion to the Premier League.

With Wednesday eight points adrift of automatic promotion, their hopes of going up almost certainly rest on getting into the play-off places. And if they still cannot earn a victory against those around them when the play-offs come around, then their chances of going up will be incredibly slim.

However, if they can continue their unbeaten run in the league - which now stands at five games - then they will surely take an immense amount of confidence into the key games, and that may be enough to help them turn their promising performances into wins. 

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