Acclaim for owls sniper

Scunthorpe Utd v Sheffield Wednesday....Clinton Morrison points out to Owls fans that Chris O'Grady is the man after his two goals
Scunthorpe Utd v Sheffield Wednesday....Clinton Morrison points out to Owls fans that Chris O'Grady is the man after his two goals
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Gary Megson has hailed Chris O’Grady’s performance as his best for the Owls after his two goals helped them to a 3-1 victory at Scunthorpe last night.

The £350,000 centre forward took his tally for the season to six having missed the first two months of the campaign through injury.

The third goal at Glanford Park was another cracker from Jermaine Johnson as Wednesday moved level on points with Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town.

Megson said: “It was a great result and an important one coming after we lost to Charlton and drew with Hartlepool. I am a bit disappointed with the goal we conceded but apart from the result the most pleasing thing was that the first two goals came from Chris O’Grady. He got the reward that sometimes he doesn’t get. He was brilliant. He has had some really good games and is a player who thrives on confidence. Our supporters can see what he does and they get behind him.”

The club have problems ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Blackpool though with Reda Johnson, Rob Jones and Lewis Buxton ruled out last night, Buxton with a tight hamstring, but Megson hopes that it was just a legacy of his long lay off.

Daniel Jones came in but was carried off with a calf injury and Julian Bennett missed out with a shoulder problem. Johnson, who went off in stoppage time looking injured, but Megson said it was just fatigue.

Megson was upset at conceding a goal from a corner.

He said: “It was a shocking goal. The ball in shouldn’t have been good enough to score from. We should have won 3-0. We ended up making a game of it.

“Our first goal was a really good one and for the second Chris got in for a set piece. I thought his best chance was his overhead kick that just missed the side of the post. And he was denied by a marvellous save,” said the Owls chief.

Meanwhile Leicester City are thought to be interested in Owls target Ben Marshall.