Sheffield Wednesday: Lavery confident he can gel with fellow strikers

Caolan Lavery
Caolan Lavery
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From struggling for bodies to lead the line, the Owls could have an embarrassment of striking riches when they face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Injuries to Will Keane and Sergiu Bus left Wednesday short on attacking players, with head coach Stuart Gray acting to recall Caolan Lavery from his loan at Chesterfield.

But with Keane and Bus pushing for returns to the squad against the Terriers, Gray looks set for a welcome selection headache with five out-and-out strikers at his disposal.

After his goalscoring exploits off the bench against Rotherham United last time out, Lavery is hoping for plenty more game time before the end of the season.

And he feels he could gel with any of his fellow strikers at the club.

“They are all very good players,” the Canada-born forward told the Star.

“It’s been an up-and-down season and I think they’ve ll done really well but I’m sure they’d all say that there’s more to come from each of them.

“Stevie May has been great all season, Will Keane came in and did really well for us and you know what you’re getting with Atdhe Nuhiu because he works so hard.

“I’ve not had a chance to really work with Sergiu Bus but from what the lads have said he’s a good player.

“I think I could play up there with any of them and hopefully I’ll get the chance before the end of the season.

“There’s going to be a real battle on for places now and it’s up to each of us to do all we can to grab hold of a place.

“Hopefully scoring against Rotherham has given me a chance.”

The 22-year-old says he was delighted with the last gasp win over the Millers, feeling it gave something back to loyal Wednesdayites.

Lavery said: “Being part of the celebrations at the end of the game was fantastic.

“We have so many supporters that follow us week in, week out that deserved to have that.

“They believe in us and it’s great to repay their faith and loyalty.

“We showed them that we’ve kept the belief ourselves in and it was fanatastic to be involved in such a dramatic finish.”