Wednesday are set to bring in a host of new players in the coming months, as they look to strengthen their side following the takeover of Dejphon Chansiri.
It means that the quality of the Owls squad is likely to be increased by the first day of pre-season, but Lavery is not fazed by the increased competition that these additions will bring.
“It will be interesting to see what transfers he makes," he said. "I am looking forward to the challenge. I like having that extra competition. It makes you work harder every day in training as you know you can’t sit back and relax.”
Lavery's role in Wednesday's team for next season remains unclear, as Gray is likely to be on the hunt for a striker.
The Yorkshire side struggled in front of goal for much of the 2014/15 campaign, and the signing of a 20-goal-a-season frontman will be their main priority.
Lavery will be hoping to prove that he can be the man to lead the line for the club next campaign, though.
The 22-year-old broke into Wednesday's first team towards the back end of season just finished andwill want to protect his place in the starting line-up by underlining his worth over pre-season.