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Caretaker boss Eric Black believes Blackburn must overcome problems with anxiety in order to mount a successful challenge in the Championship.
Grant Hanley's close-range strike from David Dunn's fifth-minute cross proved enough for Rovers to claim a first win in six matches, but an enterprising first half-hour regressed into a turgid display after the break when Wednesday made most of the running.
Black, in charge for a fifth game following Steve Kean's resignation last month, feels trials and tribulations on and off the pitch have taken their toll despite tonight's victory moving Rovers back into the play-off places.
"I think we started extremely brightly and I thought 'there's a bit of confidence coming back'," he said.
"We scored, things had gone to plan and then for whatever reason - there are obvious reasons - a bit of anxiety starts to come on the play, there's a bit of anxiety in the spectators.
"There's an anxiety that arrives when we're trying to retain that lead and we need to retain the ball better. We can't invite that type of pressure on ourselves and that's something we're going to have to try and resolve.
"Hopefully it (winning) makes a big difference. We've gone from 11th to fifth. They've worked hard tonight - I've got to admit I couldn't have asked much more of them.
"But we have to resolve this anxiety-type feeling that invites pressure on us."
Rovers truncated search for Kean's successor continues to rumble on and Black answered now-familiar questions over his own immediate future in good humour.
When asked how long he expected his temporary stint in the Ewood Park hotseat to continue, the former Birmingham and Sunderland coach laughed and added: "I don't know, I've no idea, I'm just focusing on....I know it sounds boring and repetitive, but tomorrow morning we have to start preparing them again.
"Saturday's game at Watford's my only target and that's all I'm looking at."
Wednesday are now winless in nine league games and lie second-bottom with games against fellow relegation zone incumbents Ipswich and Peterborough up next.
Boss Dave Jones was left to rue his side's profligacy.
"We've got to put the ball in the back of the net. We've done everything but put the ball in the back of the net," he said.
"Take away the first 10 minutes of the game and I think we've absolutely slaughtered them. But it's that final third, that final delivery, that final little pass that's letting us down.
"We fell asleep and we didn't start for 10 minutes, but after that we've took the game to them.
"It's frustrating because they're so close to it and I feel for them. They are really working hard to try and get it right.
"We've come here to a team that's just come out of the Premier League and, unless I'm watching a completely different game I thought we absolutely pulverised them for 80-odd minutes."