Sheffield Wednesday: Owls goalscorer Sergiu Bus revels in comparison to international star

Sergiu Bus scores his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday
Sergiu Bus scores his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday
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Owls striker Sergiu Bus has told The Star he is flattered to be compared with former Romanian international Vio Ganea.

Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray says Bus reminds him of forward Ganea, who he worked with at Wolves. Although Ganea was not prolific in his two seasons in English football, he bagged 19 goals in 45 appearances for his country before retiring six years ago.

Buoyed after breaking his Owls duck in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield Town Bus, who can speak four languages, said: “It is good that the coach says I look like Ganea. I am proud of this and I’m glad he has compared me with him. I am maybe similar to Ganea. He was an aggressive player who always looked to press the other team.

“But I am at the beginning of my career. I try to not copy any other players. I just try to be myself and do things better for everyone.”

After making an impact as a second-half substitute versus the Terriers, Bus is in contention to start at third-placed Norwich City this afternoon.

Gray, who signed Bus for a reported £375,000 from Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia two months ago, said: “I was aware of Sergiu through a friend of mine.

(Bus) is aggressive and he backs into people. I worked with Ganea at Wolves and he’s a similar type of player. Hopefully he will be as successful as Vio was

Stuart Gray

“I just knew he would give us something a bit different.

“He’s aggressive and backs into people. I worked with Ganea at Wolves who is a very similar type of player. Hopefully he will be as successful as Vio was.”

Jeremy Helan (groin) and Will Keane (ankle) are ruled out of the trip to Carrow Road as Wednesday prepare to take on one of the form sides of the division.

Gray stressed: “It’s a great game for us. We have got a big say in the automatic promotion play-off positions because we have to play Norwich, Bournemouth, Brentford and Watford.

“Norwich have got a great stadium and it will be packed out but we don’t fear going there.”

“They have a lovely pitch for us to play on and the pressure will be on Norwich to get the result and we have been very good on our travels.

“They have got depth, a strong squad of players. They got a good 1-0 on Friday and are on a great run but they best not underestimate us.”

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