VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday - Antonio out to make amends

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Michail Antonio has thrust his missed opportunity at Barnsley to the back of his mind as he puts his former club Reading in his sights today.

The Owls winger believes that he cannot afford to dwell on the moment when he could have given his team a first win of the season, at Oakwell.

Michail Antonio celebrates his second goal of the season, against Ipswich

Michail Antonio celebrates his second goal of the season, against Ipswich

He yearns to add to his two-goal tally for the season and hopes that the Hillsborough clash with the Royals can send him and Wednesday “on a roll.”

That inviting moment in last week’s South Yorkshire derby came when he received a ball six yards out in front of goal - but the keeper saved his volley.

While admitting that such a miss will bug him for a day, he says: “You have to shut it out. You can’t have that at the back of your mind, because if you get in front of goal and you’re thinking about, it’s going to throw you.

“When you’re on the pitch you have to think about the present and what you’re going to do now, not the past or the future.

“I think if I had hit miskicked, it would have gone in. The keeper probably spread himself and it hit him; I’ve watched it back; I definitely think I connected too well.

“So I’m hoping it comes off my shin and it goes in the bottom corner! On another day it would have gone in.”

Any kind of goal would do today for the £750,000 forward who is grateful to the Royals for the way they picked him up from non-League club Tooting and Mitcham United and launched his professional career.

Since joining Wednesday because he was getting too few opportunities at the Madejski Stadium, he feels his game has improved.

“I think it’s progressed a lot. I’m more aware. The more I play, the more I’m going to learn.

“The gaffer has given me a lot of opportunities to learn - I’d like to say thank you for that.”