Sheffield Wednesday round up: Atdhe Nuhiu's mission, the midfielders with antenna on their heads, plus injury news

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Sheffield Wednesday's top goalscorer has revealed what is driving him on this season.

Atdhe Nuhiu, on three goals for the season so far, is aiming to break his campaign-best tally of 11 at Wednesday.
But it's not the be all and end all.

He said: “I would like to do better than what I did last season but if I only score five goals and we go up then I will take that as well.”

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Elsewhere at Hillsborough, there's a milestone coming up for Kieran Lee, who will reach 100 appearances for the Owls, should he, as expected line out against Preston North End on Saturday.

Lee, who was this week voted Owls player of the month for September, had a glowing tribute paid to him by head coach Carlos Carvalhal.

“Kieran and Barry [Bannan] are the same,” said Carvalhal. “They have like an antenna in their heads. They understand exactly what the team need and are workers.”

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Staying with the Preston game, Wednesday will assess the fitness of Daniel Pudil and Fernando Forestieri before decising if either will be available for the visit of Simon Grayson's side.

“We pulled Daniel off the pitch quickly so hopefully it will not be important,” said head coach Carlos Carvalhal. “It is a small problem.

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Meanwhile, our columnist Alan Biggs has suggested that securing Tom Lees on a new contract in the summer could turn out to be the best business that the owls could have done in pre-season, despite the influx of many new faces.

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