Sheffield Wednesday: Owls hero Kieran Lee reveals his goal target

Joy for Owls who mob two goal Kieran Lee as Forest keeper Stojkovic drops tio his knees......Pic Steve Ellis

Joy for Owls who mob two goal Kieran Lee as Forest keeper Stojkovic drops tio his knees......Pic Steve Ellis

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Midfield dynamo Kieran Lee has revealed his goal-scoring target for the 2016/17 campaign after a “special” 150th appearance in Owls colours.

Lee took his tally to three for the season after grabbing a brace in Wednesday’s late win over Nottingham Forest.

Joy for Owls two goal Kieran Lee......Pic Steve Ellis

Joy for Owls two goal Kieran Lee......Pic Steve Ellis

The former Manchester United trainee told The Star: “I got seven last season, so hopefully I can get more. That’s the target for me personally, to score more than I did last season.”

Lee has bagged a last-gasp winner in each of the Owls’ last two home outings.

“The most important thing is for the team to win, but for me personally to get a late winning goal is nice, to celebrate in front of the fans,” he said. “It’s great and hopefully something we can build on.

“It was great to score (in front of the Kop). That’s why you play, to score goals. The atmosphere was incredible. It was nerve-racking for the fans, the manager and even the players.

Goal..Winner from KIeran Lee......Pic Steve Ellis

Goal..Winner from KIeran Lee......Pic Steve Ellis

“It is extra special when you score in the last few minutes.

“I am enjoying it, the team are winning, and hopefully I can get a few more goals.”

Lee said helping Wednesday win was a “nice way” to cap off his own personal landmark and he added: “I have enjoyed it more and more, since I came here. It was special. I appreciate all the support I have had from the fans.

“Year by year, I have improved - I think the team has improved - and I have enjoyed it more.”

Full-back Jack Hunt has hailed Lee’s contribution.

He said: “We’re all really happy for Kieran to get into the limelight. He doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.

“He runs so much and works so hard for the team and I’m delighted for him to get onto the scoresheet. He came in perfectly for the equaliser and then he’s there again for the 90th minute winner. Just great!”

In recent weeks, Lee, who joined the club in 2012, has earned big praise from head coach Carlos Carvalhal.

Lee conceded: “To have the support of the manager is nice. But all the players, even those not playing, go on the pitch with confidence.

“You can see that in the team. We have struggled a little bit - conceded first, which is something we need to improve on - but we have gone on to win. Once you start winning, the confidence keeps building. Hopefully we can build on this and keep going.”

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