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Aiming high

13 February 2017

Club News

Aiming high

13 February 2017

Owls new-boy Sam Winnall broke his scoring duck for Wednesday in the 3-0 win against Birmingham at Hillsborough on Friday evening, and speaking exclusively to, the striker said he was delighted to be off the mark. 

Winnall scored either side of goals from fellow new signing Jordan Rhodes and substitute Adam Reach and the ex-Barnsley man thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

He said: “It was a great feeling to do it in front of the home crowd at such a pivotal time in the game, it was really special. 

“It was my first goal for the club, it felt as if it was coming all game and I’m really pleased to be off the mark, especially with it being an important win for the club. 

“If I could have picked it I would have picked it exactly like that, in front of the Kop in a match where we kind of needed a goal to kill the game off.

“I knew if I kept putting myself in positions to score, one would eventually go in." 

The Owls were under pressure at times during Friday’s game, with Birmingham hitting the woodwork and Winnall said the second goal was key in putting the game to bed.

He added: “We knew what Birmingham posed coming here, they’re a side that try to play football and try to play through us, and they had a spell in the game where they were a little bit on top.

“But we weathered that storm and we were clinical in the last ten minutes in scoring a second and a third goal so it was a huge three huge points. 

“We had quite a big transfer window in January with some new players coming in, including myself, and it was obviously going to take a little while to adapt. 

“Wigan was the first game with the squad that we have for the rest of the season and it was a hard fought win in the end, and we did the same on Friday. 

“It’s six points from the last two games and it’s put us in a good position in the league we just need to kick on from that.”

Wednesday face Blackburn next at Hillsborough on Tuesday and the marksman believes the quick turnover of games is beneficial for the in-form Owls.

“When you’re on a winning streak you just want the games to come thick and fast because you just want the next game to hopefully get another three points on the board.

“We’re aiming high and feeling confident that we can get another three points on Tuesday.”

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