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Bedding in

6 August 2012


Wednesday winger Nejc Pecnik is looking forward to kick-starting his career in English football and has settled in well with the Owls.

The Slovenian international made his first appearance for Wednesday at Hillsborough in the pre-season outing against West Brom on Saturday and marked the occasion with a goal against the Premier League side.

He told swfc.co.uk: “I’ve scored many goals from distance in the past but there was a little luck involved in my first for Sheffield Wednesday but it’s my first goal for the club and I hope it won’t be the last.”

Pecnik began his career with hometown club NK Dravograd before moving to Slovenian top-flight side NK Celje, followed by moves to Czech outfit Sparta Prague on loan and Portugese side CD Nacional.

Pecnik revealed it has been a long-term ambition of his to ply his trade in England and is excited by the challenge that faces him in S6.

He added: “I’m very happy to be here and to have the opportunity to play for this club in the Championship.

“I did have some other offers but I like the English game and that’s where I wanted to come and I hope that with Sheffield Wednesday, we can get to the Premier League.

“I’ve watched a lot of English football and have played against the England national team twice for Slovenia – once in the under-21 squad and once in the main squad.

“My main wish was to come and play in England, it’s a very tough place to play football but I’m looking forward to getting started.”

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