Sheffield Wednesday star Aiden McGeady insists he's pleased about level of competition for places at Hillsborough

The winger has joined the Championship side on loan from Everton.

Aiden McGeady has insisted that he is pleased at the level of competition that exists in the Sheffield Wednesday squad, and suggested that it is a sign of the Owls' development, the Sheffield Star reports.

The 29-year-old joined on loan from Everton during the recent window. And while he may boast Premier League experience, he is competing with the likes of Barry Bannan and Ross Wallace - both of whom also have experience of playing at the highest level - for a place in Carlos Carvalhal's side. But McGeady claimed that it's normal to have to fight for your place at a club of Wednesday's stature.

"Competition doesn't bother me at all," he told the Star. "It is part and parcel of football.

"Ross plays on the right but I think the manager fancies me for the left but he knows I can play on either side. Competition is healthy and you will always get that at big clubs."

With McGeady making just one appearance in all competitions for the Toffees this season, it would hardly be a surprise if Carvalhal decided to integrate the former Celtic man in slowly, especially with the form that his other wide options have enjoyed this term. Wallace, for example, has managed seven assists for the Owls in the league this season.

But with McGeady suggesting that Carvalhal may look to play him on one flank and Wallace on the other, it is fair to say that if the latter can maintain the excellent form he has shown so far, and McGeady can reach somewhere near the same level, then Wednesday should have little problem finishing in the division's top six.

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