Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu airs ambitious plan

Atdhe Nuhiu says Sheffield Wednesday can achieve 'something special' after closing on the Championship play-off places with victory at Nottingham Forest.

Sheffield Wednesday put another serious dent in the play-off aspirations of Nottingham Forest on Saturday, while considerably enhancing their own.

A third successive win in the Championship, and fifth in seven games, has the Owls flying high.

Stuart Gray’s side have moved quietly up the second-tier standings to position themselves four points adrift of the play-off places.

They have clicked at an important stage of the season, with the confidence they have built standing in stark contrast to the fortunes being endured by their latest victims – with Forest in free fall.

Atdhe Nuhiu helped Wednesday to an impressive 2-0 victory at the City Ground and he sees no reason why a club that slipped as far as League One following their last tumble out of the top-flight cannot push for a return to the Premier League.

The former Austria U21 international striker told the club’s official website: “I said right from the start of this season that we can do something special. I haven’t for one minute changed my mind. We know what we can do, we know where we want to be and what we have to do to achieve that.”

“Everybody at the club; the players, management and fans, have one target to bring success here and we have to do it together and be like one family. We are all happy right now and you could see that in our celebrations, with the players and fans together.

“We’ve had another good game, good performance and good win. We celebrated as one together and now we have another big game coming up against Bolton at our ground.”

The Owls have been solid throughout the 2014/15 campaign, with only Middlesbrough boasting a better defensive record.

They have, however, been struggling at the opposite end of the field, with 20 goals scored in 25 fixtures – a return which is only one better than rock-bottom Blackpool.

Gray will get the opportunity to bolster his ranks during the January transfer window, though, and the right additions could help to fire Wednesday towards the front of the promotion race.

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