Sheffield Wednesday: Nuhiu ready to fight new boy for spot

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Atdhe Nuhiu insists he has no plans of relinquishing his Sheffield Wednesday starting spot.

Owls head coach Stuart Gray strengthened his strikeforce by signing Leicester City striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher on a month’s loan last weekend.

The forward came on as a second half substitute in Saturday’s goalless draw with Norwich City and is pushing to make his full debut at ninth-placed Charlton Athletic tomorrow.

It was Nuhiu who made way for Taylor-Fletcher against Norwich but the former Austrian Under-21 international is determined to carry on spearheading Wednesday’s attack.

“When you come from a Premier League club, you must have potential,” Nuhiu told The Star. “Gary is an experienced player. Everyone listens to his advice.

“I don’t know how it will affect our team but I hope it will be in a positive way. For me, competition makes you even better.”

Although Nuhiu has bagged five goals in 17 Owls outings this season,the big striker has failed to find the back of the net in his last four appearances.

Wednesday have not scored since the last international break. Nine clean sheets in all competitions should not mask their goal-scoring deficiencies. Only Blackpool have scored fewer times than Gray’s side.

Nuhiu said: “I’m not worried about it (lack of goals). Scoring goals is the hardest thing in football. Everybody is working hard to put it right.

“We have played against three really good sides in the last couple of weeks. We have to do better as a team but if we keep working hard then the goals will come.”