Owls midfielder Paul Corry is ready to push on after his maiden campaign at Hillsborough and is looking forward to the start of pre-season later this month.
The talented central midfield man made the transition from part time football in Ireland to full time football with the Owls in August 2012.
The 22-year-old went on to make eight appearances for Wednesday last term, with his Championship debut coming in the home clash against Yorkshire rivals Leeds in front of over 28,000 supporters.
He told swfc.co.uk: “It was a massive transition coming from part time to full time football and it maybe took me a while to get fully into the swing of things, where football is 100 per cent of your life.
“My appearances for the first team came a little sooner than I expected but to get in early was great.
“Once you’ve had a taste of first team action, you just want more. You get that taste of playing in front of big crowds and it spurs you on.
“When playing in Ireland, the biggest crowds you find are around 5,000 and that’s when you play the likes of Shamrock Rovers.”
Corry gained further experience last term in a loan spell with League 1 side Tranmere – making six appearances for the Prenton Park club – and is keen for his learning curve to continue in 2013/14.
He added: “I was very curious as to how it would pan out and I am really enjoying it, it’s a great way to spend your life, training every day and playing the sport you love.
“I feel like I’ve come a long way, competing at a high level and learning a lot from team mates and coaches.
“I’m very ambitious and I want to push myself as much as possible. Pre-season will be vital for me to get my fitness levels up and really push myself forward.
“There is a lot of competition here but I have a lot of belief in my abilities. I’m 100 per cent looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and feel very motivated.
“Last season was very much a learning curve for everyone in the squad but this season, we know what to expect, we know what we’re in for and hopefully we can get off to a good start.
“I’m confident we can push on up the Championship.”