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Antonio’s aim

17 May 2013


Wednesday forward Michail Antonio is aiming to come back fitter and stronger for the forthcoming campaign.

Antonio is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation after a groin injury prematurely ended the 23-year-old’s season in March.

Buoyed by his progress in the treatment room, Antonio has his eyes set on making his return for the Owls, who confirmed their place in the Championship on the final day of the 2012/13 campaign.

He told swfc.co.uk: “I’m doing really well with my rehab and the healing process is going quicker than expected.

“I’ve got work to do over the summer to get me where I need to be but I’m looking forward to joining back up with the lads and get playing again.”

Antonio of course had a watching brief as the Owls faced Boro and was delighted to see his team mates achieve the target of safety at Hillsborough.

The forward admitted it was a tough game to watch and a tense afternoon in general but was full of praise for how Wednesday went about their jobs.

“I think staying in this division is harder to achieve than gaining promotion into it,” Antonio said.

“It was so important we remained in the Championship. It was hard to watch and it was a game I wanted to be involved in.

“But I thought the lads did an unbelievable job and deserved the three points.”

Having finished as the Owls’ top scorer with nine goals and top creator, also with nine assists, Antonio’s aim is to better those totals next season.

 

He added: “One of the things I set out to do was be up there at the top with assists but to score nine goals in my first season at this level is really pleasing and now I have to look to beat that next season.”


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