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2 April 2014


It’s set to be a tough challenge for the Owls on Friday as Premier League bound Leicester aim to edge closer to confirming their automatic promotion spot.

One man who is not phased by the challenge is loanee Leon Best.

In fact, quite the opposite. The ex-Newcastle striker is looking forward to the live televised clash against the Foxes and wants to add more goals to his tally, which stands at four in 11 games.

He told swfc.co.uk: “I’m looking forward to this game, I love the big games, that’s just who I am as a player and I’ll be looking to get on the scoresheet.

“The lads will be up for it. In this league you should not fear anyone and always believe you can get a result.

“If we all play well on the day then anything can happen. In football anything can happen.

“There wouldn’t have been many people who predicted we'd beat QPR 3-0. So we have to go there confident we can get a result.”


Assessing Friday’s opponents, Leicester have all but secured their place in the Premier League for 2014/15 with the gap at 16 points between them and third-placed QPR.

Best is not surprised by the Foxes’ lofty league position and said:

“When I’ve watched them they’ve looked explosive. They’ve got some very quick players and quality all throughout the squad.

“As well as the quality, their workrate shines through but the main thing has been their consistency and that’s why they are where they are.

“It’s hard to get a consistent run in this league and those that do, tend to go up.”

As for Wednesday, the striker is aiming to bag as many points as possible from the seven remaining games.

“To finish in the top half would be a big achievement,” Best said. “But I always look further ahead than that.

“I look how far away we are from the play-offs and want to work hard to reduce the gap as much as possible, that’s just how I am.

“It’s a matter of winning each game and doing the best you can every time you pull on the shirt.”

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