Stuart Gray is predicting big things for new loan recruit Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who made his debut from the bench in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Norwich.
The Leicester man joined the Owls on Saturday and was introduced as a second half substitute at Hillsborough.
Gray said: “He did OK when he came on and might have had a goal. He just said to me that he was disappointed he didn’t put his foot through the chance he got.
“But he was there in the first place and I am pleased to get Gary in the building because I’ve been after him for some time.
“We had him here the summer before last for three weeks and I liked what I saw then.
“I saw him play in a pre-season friendly for Leicester against Rotherham this summer and I thought he did really well.
“His fitness is good and he’s not the kind of player who just sits back and takes his money, he wants to play and make a difference and that’s why he has come to Sheffield Wednesday.”
Gray says the vast amount of experience Taylor-Fletcher will bring to S6 can only have a positive impact.
The 33-year-old has over 100 goals to his name, in addition to a proven pedigree spanning over 15 years.
Gray added: “It’s the experience Gary has that can make the difference.
“We have a relatively young strike force and sometimes having that older head on the pitch to point you in the right direction, to have a quick word of advice, can make all the difference.
“He’s here for a month initially, I know exactly what he can do and I am certain he can make a positive impact.”