Sheffield Wednesday: Loan ace pledges to rediscover top form

Owls midfielder Lewis McGugan.
Owls midfielder Lewis McGugan.

Owls midfielder Lewis McGugan has vowed to rediscover his best form in Sheffield Wednesday’s remaining 15 Championship matches.

Since rejoining Wednesday on transfer deadline day, the 26-year-old has featured three times, making two starts.

McGugan, on loan from Watford until the end of the season, believes there is still more to come from him, as soon as he has regained his full match sharpness. The Nottingham-born player was forced to train with the Hornets’ youth team last month.

He told The Star: “I’ve done okay but I am no where near to where I want to be. I have literally had a month where I’ve not done anything apart from my own fitness programme but it’s nothing like playing week in, week out and training with the team.

“I’m miles away from where I want to be fitness wise and I just want to try and get that sharpness back.”

McGugan admits January was one of the “most frustrating months” of his life, admitting there were times when he felt “very, very low” due to his lack of involvement at first-team level.

The ex-Nottingham Forest trainee has not ruled out moving to Hillsborough on a permanent basis, saying: “It’s a big couple of months in my career. You never know what is around the corner in football.”

“All I want to do is play football. It is nice to play where you feel wanted and appreciated.”

Lewis Buxton, meanwhile, played 70 minutes of Owls Under-21s’ draw 0-0 at Leeds United yesterday. Rhys McCabe and Paul Corry also got run-outs.

Coach Lee Bullen said: “I was really, really pleased with how we played.”