Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo insists that he won’t be treating Saturday’s game against QPR any differently despite his connections to the club.
The 26-year-old spent four years with the Londoners before joining the Owls on deadline day and he has made just three substitute appearances for Wednesday in the league since arriving.
However, Luongo was a standout performer in the cup victory against Rotherham in the week, so he is pushing to start against the R’s at Hillsborough.
And, he told the Sheffield Star that coming up against his old mates won’t impact his preparation, although he did admit they will want to ensure he doesn’t pick up the three points.
“I will see a lot of mates and players I used to play with but it will not be a weird feeling. I won’t treat it any different to another game.
“Obviously, I have known them for years. Come the weekend, I will probably drop them a text and see what they are doing and stuff like that. If I do play, I’m sure I will be a target. They definitely don’t want me getting one over them.”
There’s no doubt that Luongo will have looked at this fixture as soon as he joined the Owls and it will be a chance to show QPR what they are missing.
Yet, he is a professional and he knows that this is just another game for Wednesday and the focus will be entirely on picking up another win for Lee Bullen’s side.
He will be hoping his display against the Millers will be enough to see him get a first start in the league tomorrow.
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