Sheffield Wednesday forward Chris Maguire has taken a subtle dig in the direction of Leeds United by suggesting he’s nowhere near his best form after scoring at Elland Road over the weekend.
Maguire bagged Wednesday’s goal in a 1-1 draw, but has implied he feels he could be doing much more after an impressive display against Darko Milanic’s team, as they strive for a first win under their new head coach.
“I needed the goal. I’ve felt in the last two games it was coming - I feel there is a lot more to come from me and I’m not at the top of my game yet. I would like to get back to where I was last season as quick as possible,” he told the Sheffield Telegraph.
Sheffield Wednesday are just outside the play-offs after the point from the Leeds game whereas Milanic’s side are further down the table in 14th place, currently two points behind their local rivals.
“I hope the goal kick-starts my season. We are on a great run and only been beaten twice in the league. We didn’t play to our best against Leeds and we know we can do better. The main thing is we didn’t lose and we will comeback after the break and look to get going again.”
The positive for Leeds from the result is that it’s two games unbeaten after the defeat to Brentford in Milanic’s first game in charge.
The Whites fought hard in the match over the weekend but Maguire’s comments certainly imply he feels the Owls would have beaten Leeds if they were playing anywhere near their best.
Considering the respective league positions of each side, there could be a war of words happening over the course of the Championship season making for an exciting potential clash next season if both teams are in and around the play-off places.
Leeds will be pleased with the point but Maguire certainly sees it as a missed opportunity.