Sheffield Wednesday: Caolan Lavery getting better and fitter in Pompey loan spell

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While Sheffield Wednesday's front men have been earning rave reviews for their performances of late, one on loan forward has been quietly going about his business on the south coast.

Caolan Lavery registered his first goal since moving to Portsmouth, on Saturday, playing in a role that had been almost alien to him while at Hillsborough.

The Northern Ireland under international featured as a lone front man in Pompey's 2-1 defeat to Notts County at Meadow Lane and after finding the net in just his second start, Lavery is hopeful that there will be a lot more to come from him between now and the end of his spell at Fratton Park in January.

And that, he hopes, will come from regular games, having been used sparingly this season at Wednesday, before heading off temporarily.

"Sharpness comes with playing football, I have not done a lot of that this season so every game I play I will obviously get better and better," Lavery told The News.

‘I think my sharpness and fitness are coming along nicely and I am training hard every day to try to improve that – as well as show everyone I am here for the cause."

Lavery, who has made two starts and four appearances in total added: "Obviously the lone striker role is different, not a lot of teams play it, but I enjoy it. It can be frustrating at times but that’s football. Football can be frustrating so you have just got to get on with it."