UK time is: 11:37:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Owls linked with Howard signing

Wednesday have been linked with a summer swoop for experienced Leicester City striker Steve Howard, according to media reports today.

Owls boss Gary Megson is thought to be preparing a 300,000 move in the close season, according to both The Mirror and The Sun.

The former Luton Town hitman is falling down the pecking order at the Walkers Stadium under boss Sven Goran Eriksson, following the recent additions of Yakubu and Diomansy Kamara.

He's expected to leave the Championship club in search of first team football at the end of the current campaign and a drop down to League One could be seen as ideal.

It's the second time Howard has been linked with a move to Hillsborough - the hitman could have opted for Wednesday following the Owls' promotion from League One last time.

Howard has still made 34 appearances for the Foxes this season, scoring five times.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 27 2011

Time: 9:54AM

Your Comments

errrrrm, Not the worst signing in the world, with him and madine upfront i can't see us playing football like Brazil. Still, him, Madine and hopefully Mellor, not a bad set of options to have. I presume morrison and the hoff will be leaving in the summer so another needed too.
DEZZYP
I am guessing you are right DEZZYP. I think Howard would be back up for Madine (a target man). Shame about the Hoff if he does go. I presume M Morrison and Reynolds will go this summer (providing someone will take them)
bluedog
I think getting a pacey striker is vital this summer, we have missed that this season. Id like to think there are 7 or 8 who will be gone in the summer bluedog.
DEZZYP
I'd like him in, would def do a job for us although doesn't offer much variation to Madine or Mellor if he stays. we need to look at some forward players who can stretch the opposition and get beyond them with pace. We also need to look at some creative midfielders as we are sadly lacking in that department.
sussexowl
Need someone pacy like varney with the finishing of hirsty.
ollyowl70
any one know if this is true,read in mirror that Crawley defender Kyle McFadzean is on our summer wish list?
ollyowl70
Will Hoskins is who we need to compliment Madine/Morrisson/Mellor (or any other strikers we have/buy beginning with 'M') Like DEZZY says, it will not be like watching Brazil next season but if it gets us out of the league I aint fussed!
Owls That!
After making one appearance for his home-town club Sheffield United, 23-year-old Kyle dropped into non-league with Alfreton Town where he also won England C recognition and eventually became captain of his country. Signed for Crawley in August 2010 and has since formed an impressive partnership with Pablo Mills in central defence. Was the subject of much interest from League clubs during the January transfer window but remains a key member of the squad. Date of birth: Feb 28 1987. Height: 6ft 1in, Weight: 13st 3lb.
ollyowl70
ha, i didnt even realise there was such a thing as england c. Will Hoskins isnt a bad shout, had a decent season i think. Still depends if we keep mellor, i have a feeling preston might want to keep him now.
DEZZYP
Will we be linked with all Leicesters cast-offs this summer?Might do a decent job for us but isnt very quick,hasnt scored many goals either this season.Perhaps Leicester would take Michael Morrison back as part exchange!
leons gloves
Will we be able to prise anybody away from Crawley as they have both money and momentum. Who'd have thought we would struggle to compete with creepy Crawley a few years ago. i think we should sign Howard and ruin his last couple of years like we have done with robins and c morrison. I'm not gonna get involved in these discussions anyway because i thought reda, m morrison and reynolds were fantastic signings - the only one I wasn't happy with was Madine.
Radon Barrier
try JJ as our pacey striker..... him and mellor or madine upfront with hoskins on the bench if things dont go well
smiggyswfc
Dare say we will be linked with scores of players, being probably one of only half a dozen clubs max who will actually be paying transfer fees in the summer.
fed_up_owl
no thanks would much rather have madine mellor hoskins and le fondre that we send fear through the league
retfordowl1867
No way, he's 35 in May? we'll get a season out of him, Davies from Chesterfield is out of contract, good shout in this league.
SheffWed93
i don't agree with nominating JJ as our 'pacey striker'. he's quick but we all know what the end product is like. he can rarely finish or distribute the ball accurately for that matter.
Carbone's Padawan
JJ will never be out striking solution. If we are to keep him on then I'd like to see him playing in a similar role to that which Taraabt is for QPR but I'm not sure he's up to it in all honesty!
TheDon1974
We should try and sign this little known Argentine lad playing in Spain. Lionel Messi, he's a bit small, but there's a chance he could make the grade if he works hard.
Balli80
Ball80... Shut up.
SheffWed93
too old - good player but over the hill now
realrain
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Brighton (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Madine set for loan move (Monday March 24 2014)

Loan man Best loving Hillsborough life (Wednesday March 19 2014)

McCabe joins Portsmouth on loan (Tuesday March 18 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54
15. Sheff Wed 42 12 14 16 0 50
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43

Breaking League News

Player Ratings - Leicester (H)
Reading : 16/04/2014 10:00:00
Marshall aiming for early return
Blackburn : 16/04/2014 09:13:00
Cherries host Sheffield Wednesday
Bournemouth : 16/04/2014 08:20:00
O'Kane: We can still do it
Bournemouth : 16/04/2014 08:06:00
Any Previous? - Latics v Reading
Wigan : 16/04/2014 08:00:00
LUFC On This Day - April 16th
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 07:15:00
Meet The Ref - Latics v Reading - Craig Pawson
Wigan : 16/04/2014 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%