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McGovern Linked With Boston

McGovern Linked With Boston

Owls favourite Jon-Paul McGovern has been linked with a summer move to League Two side Boston United after being told he can leave the club.

The 25-year old was told by Owls boss Paul Sturrock he can leave the club when his contract expires on June 30th - to the shock of the majority of the Hillsborough faithful.

A spokesperson for Wednesday told the Sheffield Star: 'As far as Sheffield Wednesday are aware, no-one has yet made a move to sign Jon Paul McGovern. Although he does not feature in our plans for next season any club that wishes to sign him before the expiration of his contract on June 30th would have to do so through us.'

He continued: 'He becomes a free agent on July 1 and as of then he can sign for any club he wishes - but until then the paperwork must be approved by Sheffield Wednesday.'

The former Celtic and Sheffield United winger was an ever-present during his first season at the club - helping the Owls to promotion via the play-offs from League One in 2005.

But the Scot was told he could leave the club this summer after an injury-hit season in the Championship which saw him feature just eight times for the club.

The move would be a big step down for McGovern - who was voted player of the year by fans during the 2004/2005 season. He was linked with a move to Leeds United, and more recently Doncaster Rovers.


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Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday June 7 2006
Time: 11:10AM

Comments

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BOSTON!!!! This would be an uber signing for them!
earthcraike
07/06/2006 11:14:00
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If this is the kind of team that is in any way interested in him.. is his signing a gamble for teams higher up the league? Does KPS know something we don't?
Auckland Owl
07/06/2006 11:28:00
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be a very good signing for boston. but if he is a fans favourite why has he been told he can go?
green giant 12
07/06/2006 11:37:00
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He is a fans favourite! as far as we know it was the chairman's decision that we did not need him.
Nightowl
07/06/2006 12:02:00
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Is he a party boy? Did he not take his return to fitness seriously enough? Is his agent a bit of a t*ss*r? We will never know :-)
Auckland Owl
07/06/2006 12:09:00
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He'd be an excellent signing for any league one club and I think he could still cut it in the Championship.
newman87
07/06/2006 12:21:00
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Sorry Boston but he's better than this
robc
07/06/2006 12:38:00
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It's not just his agent! To be honest I was sick of seeing him out on the lash in Sheff when he was supposed to be recovering from injury. Would be a great signing for any team outside the prem if he wasn't such a waster, but fact is, he is. Whoevers decision it was (and I was told it was Higgins and Dickens (medical team)) it was the right decision for Sheffield Wednesday FC
wednesday4europe
07/06/2006 15:49:00
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I saw him out in town on a Saturday night but he was by no means on the lash, always seemed sober. They do have a life you know!
spirtySWFC
07/06/2006 21:01:00
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He's had a bad back injury, the kind that will follow him for the rest of his career. Maybe it will only make him miss the odd game, or it could be a repeat of this season. Whatever, he would be a fantastic signing for any league two side.
Rabid Owl
08/06/2006 17:02:00
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