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Sheffield Wednesday: Sorrow of Owls top scorer

Referee Tony Harrington pulls out the yellow card to book Chris Maguire for taking off his shirt

Referee Tony Harrington pulls out the yellow card to book Chris Maguire for taking off his shirt

  • by Paul Thompson Sheffield Wednesday
 

Chris Maguire has told of the sadness that tempered his joy at reaching the 10-goal mark for Wednesday.

His strike against Charlton was dedicated to his grandmother, Doreen, who died in hospital in Scotland on the day before the match.

Maguire celebrated his goal by taking off his shirt to display a tee shirt with the message RIP Gran, and pointing to the sky.

“That was for her; she’ll be looking down on me,” he said.

Maguire was at the hospital with other members of his family at the weekend and drove back to Sheffield on Sunday evening after his gran passed away: “She would have wanted me to play so I’m happy that I came and did that (his celebration),” he said.

“It’s a sad time for me and my family but I’m just glad to get a goal.”

The 25-year-old Scot is top scorer in his first spell as a first-team regular, and scored two in a loan stay at Coventry.

He has also flourished though he has played mostly in a wide midfield position rather than up front.

He added: “When you’re a striker, every goal is special; you want to keep scoring as many as you can.

“I’m playing maybe out of position, but as you can see I don’t mind; I like to get on with it; I’m leading scorer as well.

“I think before the start of the season you maybe try to aim for double figures but in my case I didn’t really aim because I wasn’t playing.

“It would have been nice to get 10 games at that point never mind 10 goals! It shows you how quickly football changes, and I’m just glad that Stuart (Gray) has given me the chance.”

Maguire received an automatic booking for taking off his shirt in his goal celebration.

 

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