McGugan explains why he moved to Sheffield Wednesday

Lewis McGugan has explained the reason behind his second spell at the club.

Lewis McGugan has told the Sheffield Wednesday website why he wanted to join the club on loan from Watford.

The 26-year-old midfielder was one of several deadline day signings for the Owls and he’s explained why he opted for Wednesday over pushing for a move elsewhere.

“I wanted to go to a club where I felt wanted and hopefully I can repay everyone now with my performances,” he said.

“The fans have been tremendous with me, made me feel welcome and that is a strong reason for coming back.”

Wednesday boss Stuart Gray deserves a pat on the back because this is a signing which shows consistency as it's McGugan's second spell with the Owls after seven appearances earlier this season.

The defence has been under pressure because the attack has scored the fewest number of goals in the Championship, while the back four has conceded as many goals as Derby County currently in second place.

McGugan doesn’t represent a goal-getting striker but he’s a player that Gray obviously admires and the boss can play on the need for him to add goals to his game as well as providing that control and setting the pace and tempo in the middle.

He seems to be in a very positive frame of mind based on his initial comments about joining the club for a second time.

His challenge is to use that positive feeling to his advantage, raise his performance levels and decide games for Wednesday as they seek a play-off place, which is currently nine points away.

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