Lee Gregory is in excellent form for Sheffield Wednesday at the minute.
On Tuesday he scored his first hat-trick in six and a half years giving his side an important three points to help in their play-off pursuit, with the Owls knowing that victory on Saturday’s final day of the season will guarantee them a League One play-off spot, regardless of results elsewhere.
Furthermore, the striker now has seven goals in as many games and will be looking ahead to his side’s final game of the weekend at home to Portsmouth feeling positive.
However, Gregory insists he is not the only player worthy of praise as he told The Yorkshire Post: “I think the team’s creating more chances.
“Before my injury we weren’t really creating as much. I was having one chance in three games and if I didn’t take that…now I’m getting two or three chances in a game.”
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The 33-year-old admitted he has his sights on the bigger picture and didn’t even realise he’d scored a hat-trick on Tuesday as he said: “I was just buzzing to get the goals at that time and I just looked at the scoreboard and I saw three balls and I thought oh yeah, I’d forgotten about that!
“It’s the most enjoyable season I’ve had for a while. It’s had a lot of ups and downs and we should be higher up in the table but this is football. You have to take the lows and the highs.
“First thing’s first, we need to get into the play-offs. It’ll be a big game on Saturday and I can’t wait for Saturday and then the play-offs hopefully.”
Gregory has been in brilliant form lately and his goals on Tuesday night ensured his side got a much needed three points.
However, as he points out himself it’s not just him who has the effect and the whole team have been able to step up in recent weeks to ensure they have more chances going forward.
Wednesday still have a job to do against Portsmouth this weekend to secure themselves a play-off spot and it will not be easy but they will no doubt be going into the game with a big boost of confidence.
Indeed, after Tuesday, you imagine Gregory could once again have a key part to play in his side’s hopes of claiming a play-off spot.