SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Michail Antonio eyes more Wembley glory

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MICHAIL Antonio would love nothing more than another trip to Wembley via the play-offs should Sheffield Wednesday miss out on automatic promotion.

Two years ago, the powerful winger played and scored in Southampton’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy triumph at the national stadium. Saints saw off Carlisle 4-1, with Gary Madine on target for the Cumbrians.

Antonio, who has been a revelation since joining the Owls on loan from Reading, said: “For us, the priority is promotion. It doesn’t matter if we don’t get second place. We feel we can get promotion in second place or at Wembley. A nice visit to Wembley wouldn’t go amiss.”

After making his debut in the Steel City derby, Antonio has yet to taste defeat in Wednesday colours.

Wednesday travel to one of Antonio’s former clubs, Colchester United, this weekend, targeting a fifth successive win in League One and aiming to maintain their unbeaten run under Dave Jones.

Antonio, who spent three months on loan at Colchester earlier this season, said: “They have a decent squad and boys who work hard for each other. It’s not going to be easy.

“Brentford is another tricky away game. It’s not the best pitch and those boys try hard as well.

“Hopefully we’ll go there and get three points and keep putting the pressure on Sheffield United.

“No-one thought we could go to Huddersfield and win 2-0. Some people saw it as a draw, some saw it as a loss.

“We went there and showed what we can do. It doesn’t matter where we are, we’ll go and get the three points.”