Michail Antonio has said Wednesday must produce another big performance at Hillsborough with Huddersfield in town this weekend.
Traditionally over the past few seasons, games between the Owls and the Terriers have been an entertaining spectacle and Antonio is expecting more of the same this time around.
He told swfc.co.uk: “It’s a local derby and we always look forward to these games. Whenever we play Huddersfield, there always seems to be a lot of talking points, goals and action.
“There isn’t much between the two sides and it has all the ingredients to be a good game.
“I wasn’t here for the 4-4 draw a few seasons ago but from what I’ve seen, these games are always fairly even and close. Both sides got promoted in the same season from League 1 to the Championship – so the battle continues.”
With the Christmas calendar bursting at the seams for Wednesday, Antonio is looking to hit form at what he considers to be a crucial period in the season.
Having notched his third goal of the season against Reading last time out at Hillsborough, the winger is aiming to add to that tally at the earliest opportunity.
He continued: “What we need to do on Saturday is get in front early. If you can score an early goal, it’s so important because it can shape the rest of the game.
“The Christmas period is always a big time in the football calendar and it’s vital that we enter this stage positively.”