Sheffield Wednesday: Twin delight for Owls ace

Leon Best looks set to start against Charlton today
Leon Best looks set to start against Charlton today
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Leon Best is getting the best of both worlds as a goal-scoring striker and proud dad of two newly-born twins.

He hopes to return to the Wednesday starting line-up at Hillsborough today and show no ill effect from a shortage of sleep.

Son Jetson and daughter Honor wake up every three hours and they left him feeling lethargic ahead of the match at Bournemouth.

But after Stuart Gray sent him on from the bench he scored the third goal and made the fourth for Chris Maguire in a 4-2 victory.

Best could start against Charlton in place of Atdhe Nuhiu.

The on-loan Blackburn striker, who already had a two-year-old son, said his family life is great: “The missus is doing well.

You wouldn’t be able to tell that she’s just had two kids. It’s unbelievable, a great feeling, the best feeling in the world, for me - feeding them and changing them and watching them grow. It’s hard but it’s the best.

“I had a chat with Stu and I’d not been in training for a week. I’d only trained two days because of the kids.

“So he gave me a week off. I’d been leggy in training, a bit lethargic, so he said to me ‘I’m going to leave you on the bench and give you a bit of a break and on Monday get you back in.’

“I think by the way I felt for the 20 minures after I came on (at Bournemouth), I don’t think I’d have been able to play the full 90 minutes. I thought I was all right but took it out of me, with the babies.”

Best went home after the Dean Court game intending to use the weekend to try to catch up on some sleep.

Gray will ponder making changes to try to keep the team fresh and will also be without the injured Lewis Buxton and suspended Sam Hutchinson, who was sent off for two bookings on Friday.

On top of an automatic one-match suspension, the midfielder gets an extra match as it was his second dismissal of the season so he will also sit out Saturday’s home game against Bolton.