Matty Fryatt is grateful for the opportunity afforded him by Wednesday and feeling the benefits of regular football.
The hitman joined the Owls on loan from Premiership side Hull in late September and repaid his temporary employers with two vital goals – his first strikes for some 17 months following a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury.
He said: “I’ve really enjoyed it at Wednesday. The move has been really beneficial. Training every day is one thing but playing games is another matter entirely.
“All you want to do is be able to apply what you have done in training all week to a game on Saturday afternoon and I am happy I have been given the opportunity to do that.
“I have scored a couple of goals and obviously I am pleased with that. I feel sharper and fitter and that comes with the benefit of playing games.”
Fryatt fired a blistering volleyed equaliser at local rivals Barnsley on Saturday to give the Owls a share of the spoils and insists the point gained was no more than the visitors deserved.
Reflecting on the derby contest, he said: “The pace of the game was really quick and our ball retention in the first half was poor.
“Changes were made in the second half and we were the better side. We deserved to get something from the game and their keeper made a couple of excellent saves and we could have won it.”