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Making strides

20 August 2013

 

Owls striker Caolan Lavery has made big strides since arriving at Hillsborough ahead of the 2012/13 season.


The youngster first of all regularly impressed on the Under-21 stage before enjoying a productive loan spell with Southend last season.


On his return to Wednesday, Lavery has continued where he left off by scoring some fine goals for the Owls Under-21s, including a brace against Coventry at Hillsborough on Monday.


But the big moment for the 20-year-old came last week against Burnley, when the striker came off the bench to make his senior bow for Wednesday.


He said: “It was a really great feeling to make my debut at Hillsborough and I was absolutely delighted.


“I was itching to get on the pitch and, although I didn’t get as many touches on the ball as I would have liked, it was a fantastic experience.

 


“My aim is to play as much as I can. If the gaffer thinks I’m ready and I can do a job, then I’ll give it everything I’ve got.”


Lavery was also recently called up to the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad to face Denmark in the Vauxhall Challenge match earlier this month.


Although Denmark were comfortable 4-1 winners, Lavery believes the experience of playing against quality opposition is something that will serve him well.


The former Ipswich man came off the bench at half time and, after storing 45 minutes under his belt in the international fixture, added:


 “It was my fourth cap for Ireland and it’s always good test yourself against the top players because that’s one of the best ways for you to improve.”


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