Owls star Lewis McGugan insists he takes more pleasure in the team winning matches than he does in scoring goals.
The cultured midfielder - on his third Owls ‘debut’ after two previous loan spells - registered in Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Bristol City last weekend.
Although McGugan is hoping to improve on the three goals he managed during the 2014/15 campaign, the former Nottingham Forest and Watford player is more focused on team success than personal accolades.
McGugan, named in the Football League Team of the Week, told The Star: “I set myself a target; goals have been quite a big factor throughout my career.
“I want to try and score goals from midfield but the most important thing is to help the team. If I can get goals along the way, that’s brilliant.”
Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has stated his desire to improve McGugan’s all-around play. The 26-year-old, who made a crucial goal-line clearance at 1-0 in Saturday’s opener, is enjoying playing in a more advanced role in the Owls’ 4-2-3-1 formation, with Atdhe Nuhiu utilised as the lone striker.
He said: “It’s just a case of trying to learn what the gaffer wants from me, and vice-versa. I have just got to do my best to help the team, and wherever the gaffer feels best for me to play.
“Whatever role it is, I just have to do it to the best of my ability.”