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Relishing the challenge

28 January 2013


Leroy Lita has nailed his temporary colours to the mast in pledging to do all in his power to aid the Owls’ climb from the Championship relegation zone.


The prolific marksman snatched a late winner on his debut at Charlton and in doing so duly lived up to his pre-match billing after his loan switch from Swansea on Friday.


The travelling triumph – Wednesday’s fourth win in five on the road – saw Dave Jones’ side leapfrog Ipswich in the table and pull six points clear of third-bottom Peterborough.


Lita said: “I’ve come here to hopefully score some goals for the team and push us up the table.

 “The gaffer’s not told me to come here and play and create lots of chances, he wants me to put the ball in the back of the net.


“It’s always good to score a goal on your debut. But the most important thing was the three points.

“We put in a good shift, we kept at it right until the end and the boys got the reward they deserved.

“It’s important to take one game at a time, the Charlton game was a huge win but now we have a game against one of the toughest teams in the division against Brighton.”


More conversant with plying his trade at the opposite end of the table, Lita is nevertheless relishing the prospect of aiding the Owls’ bid for survival.


The 28-year-old is in S6 for the rest of the season and remains confident that he can help make a difference.


He added: “It’s a challenge for me to come here and score goals and help the team. “I don’t think I’ve ever been in a relegation battle.

“I’m here to try and chip in with the goals, and that’s what I intend to do.

“Whether I’ve been playing or not, I’ve never lost my confidence.

“I know how passionate the Sheffield Wednesday supporters are. This is a good club and they want to be going in the right direction.”

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