Sheffield Wednesday: Pugh wants to stay with Owls

Danny Pugh in action against Blackpool's Tom Ince
Danny Pugh in action against Blackpool's Tom Ince

Danny Pugh is out to help secure Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship safety and then play his part in a brighter future for the club.

The on-loan man from Leeds United believes that the Owls could be going places and he wants to be on board.

Versatile Pugh has another year left on his Elland Road contract but would look favourably on a full transfer to Hillsborough if the opportunity arose.

In the meantime he hopes that he and the Owls can finish the season on a high, believing that survival this time can be a “building block “ for 2013-14.

“We be focusing on our game against Peterborough and our final one against Middlesbrough, no matter what other teams do,” he said.

“It’s in our own hands, and staying up would be a massive achievement.

“I’ve loved it here - a great set of lads, the staff have been brilliant with me.

“I’ve got another year left at Leeds. I don’t know what’s happening there, but if the opportunity arose (to stay), it’s something I’d love to do.

“Everybody here is moving in the right direction. It’s been shown in the back half of the season that it could be a successful team and push the club on again.

“I think everybody knows the size of the club and what the club’s about. It’s a club that’s waiting to be taken back to where it’s come from.

“The manager has been there, done it before; I think it’s all in place to go places.”

Boss Dave Jones values Pugh’s versatility: the 30-year-old has been equally at home at left back - his current role - or in midfield.

Jones said: “It’s good to have players in your club who are comfortable wherever you put them.”