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Breaking News ! Versatile forward Elias Kachunga paid tribute to Sheffield Wednesday's coaching staff after opening his Owls goal-scoring account. The 28-year-old marked his full Wednesday debut in style, powering a header past Rochdale's Gavin Bazunu after a pinpoint delivery from stand-in captain Liam Palmer to put Garry Monk's side on course to reach the Carabao Cup third round. Substitute Josh Windass added a second late on at the Crown Oil Arena to seal a second successive win on the road for Wednesday. Read More Related Articles Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, the young guns and 11 changes: Sheffield Wednesday talking points Read More Related Articles Sheffield Wednesday press conference recap: Garry Monk reacts to the Rochdale cup victory Kachunga, one of 11 changes made by Owls boss Monk, says he is enjoying working with the club's new-look backroom team of James Beattie, Darryl Flahvan and Andrew Hughes. First-team coach Hughes knows Kachunga well from their days together at Huddersfield Town and played a big part in his decision to move to Hillsborough this summer. Kachunga told BBC Radio Sheffield : "I think the coaching staff have so far done a brilliant job. "We are working a lot in the departments like the strikers, defenders and midfield players. I think this is helping us on the pitch as well. Read More Related Articles Every word Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk said on Rochdale, team selection and transfers Read More Related Articles Sheffield Wednesday player ratings as debutant Ciaran Brennan stars in Rochdale cup win "If you see the goals today, they have not come from nowhere. They have come from training and if we can keep on performing like this it's perfect." Reflecting on his goal, Kachunga said: "It was a brilliant cross. We did it in training. "I didn't really have to do much. I am really pleased with the performance. "It is always good to score your first goal for a new club. "It is always good for a striker to score straight away. Hopefully it gives me confidence for the next games and hopefully it one of many goals.
. He was predominantly deployed on the right at Huddersfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation. He said: "I talked with the manager before I came here. I said to him straight away that I like to play in the middle.
Oliver Rathbone of Rochdale and Elias Kachunga of Sheffield Wednesday compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Rochdale and Sheffield Wednesday at the Crown Oil Arena. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
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"It is really easy to play in the middle in this team and have fun on the pitch." Not only did Monk hand a start to Kachunga, but he also gave time to academy graduates Ciaran Brennan, Liam Shaw, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Alex Hunt and Conor Grant. "It was a really good game from the team," he said. "We had a few young lads and I think they did a brilliant job today. "It was a brilliant evening for us and I'm happy to score my first goal. "We played good football in the first half. We had a few chances.
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"We kept the ball and waited for the right decisions and at the end it was a very good win for the team." Kachunga will be hoping he has done enough to keep his place when the Owls host Watford in their first home of the season this weekend. The DR Congo international, who helped the Terriers beat Wednesday over two legs in the 2017 play-off semi-finals, said: "It is a massive club and I am really happy to get the opportunity to play for this club. "I have good memories in the stadium, maybe not for the supporters! "I hope I will now give them good memories in the stadium with the club and that we really achieve big things."
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