Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Irvine Targets Varney And Nolan

Irvine Targets Varney And Nolan

Wednesday boss Alan Irvine has revealed that last season's loan duo Luke Varney and Eddie Nolan are on his rader as he looks to bolster his squad for next season.

Both players impressed the Owls boss during their loan stints at Hillsborough last term, despite not being enough to help Wednedsday avoid the drop.

And Irvine will hold discussions to bring both back to help the Owls bounce straight back to the Championship from League One next term.

Former Crewe man Varney, who netted nine goals on loan from Derby County last season, is surplus to requirements at Pride Park under boss Nigel Clough.

That could pave the way for an Owls swoop.

But Irvine has told the Sheffield Star that it's going to be 'very difficult' to sign Varney on a permanent basis due to wage demands.

It could mean the striker returns on a loan basis - again - with Varney almost certain not to feature for the Rams at present.

Defender Nolan, who also enjoyed a loan stint last term, is also out of favour with Preston boss Darren Ferguson and Irvine, who initially took him to Deepdale, is keen to bring him back to S6.

Irvine told the Star: 'Preston have made it known that Eddie might be available but on what basis I don't know at this stage.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday May 13 2010
Time: 2:24PM

Comments

0
Isn't this just reinforcing failure? If this is all there is to offer Mr Irvine, I'd go to Coventry if I were you.
robc
13/05/2010 14:32:00
0
i agree robc,Nolan i dont mind but varneys a big no no,cant fault his work rate but its goals we need and wud rather us spend a decent amount on a quality striker/s,thats where we av lacked over the years and also a midfield playmaker.
ollyowl70
13/05/2010 14:40:00
0
forget varney, try and get paynter or austin from swindon!
Wednesdayforlife
13/05/2010 17:11:00
0
i agree why buy players who got us relegated the whole point of releasing players is to refresh the squad not sign the same rubbish i would rather give promising young talent a chance who have something to prove.
beverley owl
13/05/2010 18:19:00
0
Sort of agree but I like Varney. I'll tell you why.. he scored loads of goals in League one. Yes he hasn't settled in Champ. I imagine he would come on loan again. There is a massive gulf between the champ and league one. I saw alot of games last year in that league being near Colchester Utd ground and it was awful. We played some decent stuff last year but couldn't score. Sort that and get a defender who don't give away sloppy goals we won't struggle that much. Optimist. Unbelievable I know.
jamesc1905
13/05/2010 21:51:00
0
I think Varney is a decent striker and its not his fault that he couldn't do much in our useless team last season. Personally, I seem him as much more of an out and out striker than Tudgay, who is full of fancy tricks and flicks but little else. I reckon Varney is a better bet than Tudgay in League 1 and I'd let Tudgay go for a decent offer with no hesitation.
baldowl
14/05/2010 16:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Opinion - Winnall Should Start For Owls At Barnsley

Unless the beast Winnall on his former employers!

Owls Boy Hirst Up For Award

Hirsty in running for EFL award

Owls Boss Carlos States - 'We're Better For The Break'

The countdown is on for Wednesday as season gets underway again

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Wednesday finish in the top six?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes, dont panic!63%
Yes, if Carlos is replaced!3%
Agony as we just miss out0%
No, we wont this season34%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
The Vital Football Members League