SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Chris Maguire seeks a new chance

Aiding fight: Chris Maguire feels his Championship experience can help Wednesday's cause

Aiding fight: Chris Maguire feels his Championship experience can help Wednesday's cause

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CHRIS Maguire believes that he has a lot of ability to show to Wednesday fans.

They have seen little of him after his £200,000 summer signing from Derby.

But buoyed by his start against MK Dons in the FA Cup on Saturday and two goals for the reserves in midweek, the striker is determined to kick-start his Hillsborough career.

He also feels that his Championship experience can help as the Owls stay in the league.

“I think I still have a lot to show the fans,” he told The Star. “Hopefully I can push forward for the rest of the season.

“I feel I did well after being out for three months; hopefully everybody can see that and I get the chance to play.

“There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re going to get a chance, then being knocked back. It’s hard to take.

“Every player needs confidence; when you get games you get confidence back and things start to come off.”

All Maguire’s four starts for the Owls have been in the cups. He was set to join Portsmouth on loan in October - he had a spell with them last season - but injured his knee in training.

“Ideally, I don’t want to leave here,” he says. “I came here to play. I want to show everyone here that I can play.

“If things aren’t going right and I’m not getting a game, then a loan move is something I would have to look into. But if get the chance here, I think I can take it.

“We’re in a dogfight. Hopefully I can bring a bit of experience. I know this league.

“It was also good to score (for the reserves). The half that I played will help me come back.”