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Owls Step Up Stopper Loan Search

Owls Step Up Stopper Loan Search

Wednesday boss Gary Megson will step up his search to bring a goalkeeper on loan to Hillsborough this week following an injury to Nicky Weaver.

Weaver, Wednesday's regular number one, missing the trip to Southampton at the weekend, with the inexperienced Richard O'Donnell taking over in goal, and is set to miss the rest of the season with a groin injury.

The injury blow means Megson will look to bring in an emergency loan signing and not risk using the inexperience of O'Donnell, despite a good performance at St Mary's, as the Owls look to avoid relegation from npower League One.

Megson will hope to have someone in for Wednesday's next game at Dagenham & Redbridge next Saturday and will have no shortage in cash to get his man.

It could be a tricky process though, with teams keen to keep their squads at full strength as the season reaches its 'business' end.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Monday March 21 2011
Time: 9:30AM

Comments

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think o'donnell deserved another go to be honest, thought it did ok. wouldnt mind trying to get turner back from everton, he really impressed last time he came to ours and i dont think he's had much game time for anybody since he left.
DEZZYP
21/03/2011 11:49:00
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Lets bring Chris Woods or Kevin Pressman back,y not Arsenals done it lol
ollyowl70
21/03/2011 14:18:00
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Think Turner is at PNE on loan DEZZY? agree about O'Donnell though, could've been more on Saturday if it wasn't for him! He's young, energetic and has the desire! In this last five or ten years how many academy players have actually gone on to nailed down first team regulars? Beevers, Spur and Wood are all I can think of? Which is pretty poor when you think about it!
Owls That!
21/03/2011 15:42:00
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Would much rather have a new midfielder, O'Donnell looked decent can't take that away.
SheffWed93
21/03/2011 17:03:00
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Yeah Dezzy, Turner has been at PNE for about a month now. Well it looks like Weaver may be out for the remainder of the season and Jameson has pelvic issues so whatever happens we need another keeper in. O'Donnell did well but we're at the business end of the season now!
TheDon1974
21/03/2011 20:15:00
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I agree TheDon, ROD certainly did well and deserves credit but wins are what we need now. I'd like to see an experienced, safe keeper between the sticks and not just punt with youth again. I hear that Birmingham don't need Maik Taylor - would surely be a strong signing? Any other ideas guys?
s5owl
21/03/2011 21:45:00
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i thought o'donnell had a decent game and i'd give him a go, how else do you get more experience unless you play? yeah i know he could go out on loan but he has done that so why not throw him in. i always liked maik taylor but isn't he getting on a bit now?
Hirsty's Shinpads
21/03/2011 22:11:00
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Only ones I can think of are Maik Taylor, Ross Turnbull, David Stockdale, Brad Jones, Tim Krul, Stipe Pletikosa, Mike Pollitt and Carl Ikeme. They are all 2nd and 3rd choice Premier League keepers and if we don't go for one of these then we may as well stick with O'Donnell.
TheDon1974
21/03/2011 22:52:00
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"Business end of the season" I would understand if we needed a goalkeeper to be heading into the play-offs. But we're not... Would much rather have a bit more in midfield. O'Donnell should get a chance despite being inexperienced. Experience this season has proved to mean nothing, for example Miller, C.Morrison, J.Johnson, Purse and even O'Connor.
SheffWed93
21/03/2011 23:20:00
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O'donnell did really well but we have to bring someone in... whether we continue to play him or not. If anything happens to him we have a 17 year old called Cuff and with the run in we are facing that's just to much of a risk
4evaOWL
22/03/2011 09:41:00
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