Michail Antonio stored a valuable full game under his belt on Friday against Leicester.
The influential winger was facing the prospect of spending the rest of the season on the sidelines after original assessments following his ankle injury sustained back in February.
But a combination of hard work and determination to return to duty has paid off and Antonio was back in action against the Foxes and back on the score sheet.
Wednesday lost out 2-1 at King Power Stadium but Antonio has taken plenty of heart from the game and said:
“I’m feeling really good. After 70 minutes I was playing on memory but it’s great to be back.
“It was a hard game and you can see why Leicester are top of the league but I’m just buzzing to be back.
“After I injured my ankle against Huddersfield, a specialist told me I could be out for the season.
“But along with the physios and the sports science team, we’ve all worked so hard to get me back and it’s great to be out on the field and playing.”
The winger cut inside from the left and found the bottom corner with a powerful strike against Leicester but the goal was more of a bonus for Antonio, who was just pleased to be back.
The Owls have little time to let the dust settle from Friday, with a trip to Nottingham Forest coming up on Tuesday – a game which Antonio is keen to play a part.
“If called upon on Tuesday, I’ll be ready to play," he added. "I’m going to give everything I’ve got and if the gaffer wants me in the team against Forest, then I’m available.
“The gaffer spoke to me before the game and said he was going to throw me straight in because I can get goals and was glad to pay him back with one.
“But like I said, the main thing is that I’m back and back with a goal which was a bonus.”