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Now we kick on

29 December 2014

  • Chris Maguire aiming to close the gap on top six
  • Wednesday travel to Wigan on Tuesday
  • Owls defeated the Latics 2-1 last month

At the halfway stage in the season, Chris Maguire says the Owls are in a good place to kick on and make strides in the Championship.

A result at Wigan on Tuesday will move Wednesday into the top half and within six points of the play-off pack.

And after victory over Blackpool on Boxing Day, the Scot wants to begin the second half of the campaign with three points.

He said: “We know if we keep winning and picking up points we can be right up there and not be too far away from the play-offs.

“We are aiming to get higher than where we are in the second half of the season.”

It’s only a month since the Owls and Wigan last met at Hillsborough, when Wednesday secured a 2-1 victory, with Stevie May on target twice for the hosts.

Maguire was given the nod to start up front with May on Friday and enjoyed working alongside his fellow countryman.

He added: “Stevie and I are good mates and we understand each other. We see each other, day in and day out in training, so we know each other’s strengths.

“I thought we did some good link-up play and if we can keep that going then that would be great.

“It was a bonus for me to score the winning goal. I’ve said it before that the only thing missing from my game was goals.

“When we got the penalty, I knew I was definitely not missing it. It was a great opportunity to get the goal but the most important thing was the three points.”

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