Sheffield Wednesday: In-form Lavery backs Bus to lead Owls challenge

Sergiu Bus
Sergiu Bus

Sergiu Bus will be a big asset in Wednesday’s quest for promotion next season, according to teammate Caolan Lavery.

Romanian Under-21 international Bus made just his second Wednesday start in Saturday’s frustrating draw at home to Charlton Athletic.

Bus, signed for a reported £375,000 from Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia two months ago, will be hoping to shake off a knock he sustained in the closing stages of the Charlton stalemate and keep his place in the starting line-up for tonight’s encounter with promotion-chasing Brentford.

Buoyed after scoring two goal in his last five outings, Lavery told The Star: “I think there is more to come from Sergiu [Bus] and think we will see the best of him next season. He came in January and it’s always difficult for overseas players to come over here and try and adapt to the game because it’s a different playing field all together.

“It will definitely help Sergiu getting a pre-season under his belt.”

Last weekend was the first time Owls boss Stuart Gray had paired Bus and Lavery together up front.

“I enjoyed playing alongside Sergiu,” said Lavery. “He likes to take players on which is brilliant.

“We are not the biggest but I thought we worked well.”

Wednesday go into tonight’s clash looking to end a three-match winless run. But Lavery, who is a minor doubt with a calf problem, is confident they can get back to winning ways against a Brentford side who are competing for a top-six spot.

Lavery said: “We can beat anyone on our day in this league. As long as the fans stay with us, like they have done all season, I don’t see why we can’t get the three points.”

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