Megson bids to boost Owls goal threat

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GARY Megson is looking for more firepower from his Wednesday team as they prepare to take on free-scoring Peterborough at Hillsborough tomorrow.

The Owls boss hopes that Gary Madine will be fit but is unsure whether or not the striker will have recovered in time from the calf injury that kept him out of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Notts County.

Megson felt that the £400,000 target man was missed: “We didn’t win a ball in the air all afternoon.

“We didn’t get a great deal from the forward players.

“I know the service wasn’t brilliant but in terms of running we didn’t stretch Notts County enough.”

Megson must also check on midfield man Isaiah Osbourne, who had to go off in the 68th minute after taking a knock on his knee.

The Owls manager, who started with Clinton Morrison and Neil Mellor in a switch to 4-4-2 from 4-5-1, took off Mellor at half-time and put on Jermaine Johnson up front.

He also used looked to utilise the pace of Daniel Jones by sending him on as a sub.

Megson said: “We need ‘legs’ in the team; there’s not enough running capability in the team and not enough know-how at the back. .”

“We’re going to limp along to the end of the season and take it from there.”