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A timely boost

29 July 2013

Owls striker Chris Maguire has said he is ready for the action to begin.

The new Championship season is less than one week away with Wednesday set to face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday.

The 24-year-old was given a timely boost at the weekend as the Scot saw his fierce strike from distance hit the back of the net to level late against Chesterfield.

Although no points were on the line at the Proact Stadium, Maguire was delighted to ink his name on the scoresheet and said:

“It was great to score, it doesn’t matter if it’s a pre-season friendly or a league game, as a striker all you really want to do is score.

“It’s come at a good time for me with the season starting next week and it has given my confidence a boost going in to it.”

After a fruitful pre-season campaign, which included a week-long training camp in Portugal and seven first team warm-up fixtures, Maguire is now eager to take all that hard work into the new term.

“I feel I did well towards the end of last season and in pre-season,” he said. “My aim is to play as many games and score as many goals I can.

“Pre-season has been really good. It was a good chance to get away with the squad, work hard and make sure that we are ready for the start of the season.

“If you look at the form table, we were up there as one of the top form teams at the end of last season. Hopefully we can take that forward into the new season.

“You shouldn’t really look at results in friendly games, it’s all about getting match fit and playing together and we have done that this summer and are ready to go.”

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