Sheffield Wednesday: Lavery refusing to be pushed aside

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Caolan Lavery is determined not to get lost in the shuffle after returning to Hillsborough.

And he feels his goal against Rotherham United last week will have given Stuart Gray plenty to think about heading into the final seven games of the season.

The Owls striker saw his loan to Chesterfield cut short due after Will Keane joined Sergiu Bus on the sidelines, leaving Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May the only fit recognised strikers.

Both Bus and Keane are expected to be fit enough to play some part in Saturday’s visit of Huddersfield Town.

But Lavery insists he is not concerned about being pushed aside.

“I did the only thing I could do last week and that was come on and score,” Lavery told the Star.

“That will have given the gaffer something to think about I’m sure.

“I just want to play as much football as I can, particularly after missing so much of the season through injury.

“It was great to go to Chesterfield, play and get some goals.

“Now I’m back here, the goal doesn’t change. I want as many minutes as possible and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals.”

A knee ligament injury in pre-season robbed Lavery of the first half of the campaign.

But he says he is now back at full strength.

He said: “Everything is fine now. I’ve wanted to play as much as possible to show that I’m fully fit.

“It’s been a really frustrating season for me, particularly after doing well last year.

“But you have to learn to cope with these things because they happen in football.

“For me, it’s about making up for lost time and getting back on track.

“I still think I can contribute to Sheffield Wednesday this season and I’m really determined to do that over the next few weeks.”