Sheffield Wednesday: Super-sub Modou salutes teammates

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Knowing some members of the Owls squad first hand has speeded up Modou Sougou’s acclimatization process.

The Senegalese international came off the bench to grab a last minute equaliser in Wednesday’s midweek draw at home to Reading. It was Sougou’s second goal in as many outings since joining the Owls on a free transfer.

“I played with Sergiu Bus in Romania and I know some of the Portuguese players like Lucas Joao and Marco Matias,” he told The Star. “That has helped my integration.”

The 30-year-old conceded Wednesday were fortunate to preserve their unbeaten home record.

He said: “We were very lucky. We didn’t play well compared to the first game at home against Bristol City. We didn’t keep the ball well.

“Our team was a little bit tired after we played against Ipswich. It was difficult for some of the players but I think we have a good team and I hope we will do better in the next game.

“With these kind of games, if you can’t win then it’s better to save the point which is what we did.”

While he was delighted with his Reading contribution, Sougou insists he is still short on match fitness.

He said: “I’m happy to score but the most important thing is the victory, that is what we wanted and unfortunately we couldn’t get it against Reading.

“I’m happy with my performances but I know I need to work more because I am a little bit behind in my preparation. I did a couple of weeks of pre-season training in Marseille but I didn’t play any friendly games.

“It’s why I need time to recover and pick up my form. With the games, I think I will be better.”

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