Sheffield Wednesday: Chris Maguire relief at first goal

Chris Maguire celebrates (second left)

Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris Maguire hopes his first goal for the club can help to re-energise his Hillsborough career.

The 24-year-old, who has not started a league game this season, scored the winner against Millwall on Tuesday.

"It was a great feeling to get the goal and I think everyone could see what it meant," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"I've got my head down in training and worked hard so hopefully it is starting to pay off now."

Maguire continued: "Obviously it's been a long season for myself, and difficult at times, but that's football and you just have to keep going.

"That goal will give my confidence a major lift and I'm looking to kick-on from here."

The former Aberdeen man joined Wednesday from Derby in the summer but injuries and loss of form mean he has featured just nine times.

His last-minute goal, having come on as a substitute, moved Dave Jones's side six points clear of the bottom three with five games to go, but the Scot is not taking safety for granted.

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Wednesday still not safe - Jones

"You'd like to think we're safe but it's such a tough league," he added.

"Anyone can beat anyone on their day but we showed great character today and I'm sure we'll be fine."

The Owls travel to Yorkshire rivals Leeds, who are now one point and three places below them, on Saturday.

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