RYAN Lowe is today set to emerge from under the shadow of Gary Madine and begin a mission to repay the Owls’ faith in him.
The striker who is poised for a full debut at Wycombe in place of the suspended Madine is keenly aware that he was signed for £100,000 from Bury in August to score goals but has been kept on the sidelines by injury.
He is also self-critical about missing a chance to score a stoppage-time equaliser as a sub before the Owls were beaten at Carlisle.
Shrugging off the idea that 11-goal Madine could be a tough act to follow, the 33-year-old striker told The Star: “Gaz has been the leading scorer in the League. All I can do if I get in the team is do my best.
“I’ve been brought here to score goals. If I don’t do my job properly, I won’t be in the team. I thought that one at Carlisle was going in. I probably should have scored.
“I came on a sub against Colchester and scored but unfortunately was offside. I managed to get into a good position at Carlisle and put it wide. I’ll learn from that.
“I’m feeling good; I’ve been out a long time. I’m chomping at the bit. I just want a chance. Hopefully I’ll get it.”
Lowe is desperate to add to the seven goals he scored for Bury this season and admits to having been frustrated while he was out.
“I just wasn’t happy, but a friend of mine said ‘if you get another three by Christmas, 10 by then is a target a lot of people set.’ If I do get something along those lines, it’s something I’d like,” he said.
Owls boss Gary Megson said: “Ryan is sharp and a good finisher. He’s shown that throughout his career. He loves it at Wednesday. This is the biggest club he’s been at, by a street.
“He has enthusiasm that’s infectious on the training ground and in the dressing room.”