Red-hot O’Grady hopes Owls have turned the corner

Get in: Chris O'Grady claimed two goals at    Scunthorpe United.         Picture: Steve ellis
Get in: Chris O'Grady claimed two goals at Scunthorpe United. Picture: Steve ellis

CHRIS O’Grady is confident the Owls have come through their sticky patch and are back on track after a dip in form in League One.

Gary Megson’s men are level points on with second-placed Huddersfield Town following their 3-1 triumph at Scunthorpe United.

Before the trip to Glanford Park, Wednesday had picked up just four points from three consecutive home matches.

Powerful striker O’Grady, who bagged two of the three goals at Scunthorpe, hopes the midweek win proves a turning point in their season.

He said: “It means a lot to be in touch with second place because we haven’t had a good month by our standards - yet we’re still in touch with second. With what we can achieve when we do get back on course, we should be okay.”

When asked if the players felt the pressure to win at Scunthorpe to keep up with their rivals, O’Grady said: “Not really. We just wanted to win. It’s a bit depressing when you’re not winning. We should have won on Saturday; that’s the general feeling; over the last month we have been winning games until the last 10 minutes then throwing it away.

“It was nice to start a game well then win convincingly.”

O’Grady opened the scoring against the Iron after 45 seconds. He admitted it was a ‘massive frustration’ not to claim his first hat-trick in Owls colours but said: “I’m happy with my form; I want to score a few goals and I’ve done that. To get two is nice. It would have been nicer to get the hat-trick. There were a few opportunities to do so but I can’t complain. I’m pleased to get two, and a win capped it all off.”

Of O’Grady’s contribution, Megson said: “It was his best game for us. He’s had some really good games. As a centre forward you’re judged on goals, but it wasn’t just his goals: he did ever so well.”