'Looking over his shoulder' - Gray hints star may struggle to recover place after suspension

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has hinted that Chris Maguire may face a struggle to win his place back in the team.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has suggested that Chris Maguire may have lost his place in the starting line-up due to suspension.

Maguire scored in his last game in an Owls shirt, but the booking which he picked up was his fifth of the season, meaning he will have to sit out of this weekend's clash against Watford.

It is a lack of discipline, which could cost Maguire, too, as Gray believes whoever he picks to replace him for this weekend's fixture may force him out of the team. 

"Chris has gone out on a high, scoring that great goal at Leeds,” Gray said to the Sheffield Star.

“But the five bookings have caught up with him."

“He’ll probably be looking over his shoulder now wondering if he’s going to get back in the team straight away."

“The person that comes in has a real chance of keeping that shirt if they grasp their opportunity with both hands.”

Maguire is generally considered one of Wednesday's biggest goal threats, but the increased competition they have in their squad means that he may struggle to maintain his place now. 

The 25-year-old scored nine times in 27 appearances for last year and he will be determined to build on that total this time around.

Wednesday are currently in ninth position in the Championship table and they will be looking to grab three points at the weekend, which could push them into the playoff spots. 

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