NEW DAD DANIEL’S GOAL-DEN DOU­BLE

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Nick Lough

IT’S not ev­ery day you wit­ness the birth of your first daugh­ter AND score your first goal for your new club.

Sheffield Wed­nes­day de­fender Daniel Pudil was by his wife’s bed­side at 5.30am as she gave birth to baby Ella be­fore head­ing to Hills­bor­ough eight hours later to line-up against Pre­ston North End last week.

With his side a goal up thanks to Kieran Lee, Pudil topped off his dream 24 hours by drilling home from a tight an­gle to register his first goal for the Owls.

“It’s one of the best week­ends of my life” the Czech in­ter­na­tional said. “I didn’t know if I would be able to play. Ev­ery­thing was a bit of a rush.

“In the morn­ing I went to the hos­pi­tal and I was there when my daugh­ter was born. I went back to sleep for a cou­ple of hours. In the af­ter­noon I had the med­i­cal test at the train­ing ground and I’m re­ally happy I was able to play”.

Wed­nes­day ran out 3-1 win­ners in the end with Lewis McGu­gan’s stop­page­time stun­ner seal­ing a fourth win on the bounce.

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