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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.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 27 2011

Time: 9:54AM

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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
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27/04/2011 10:03:00

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
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27/04/2011 10:22:00

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
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27/04/2011 10:30:00

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
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27/04/2011 10:37:00

Need someone pacy like varney with the finishing of hirsty.
ollyowl70
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27/04/2011 11:16:00

any one know if this is true,read in mirror that Crawley defender Kyle McFadzean is on our summer wish list?
ollyowl70
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27/04/2011 11:26:00

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!
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27/04/2011 11:28:00

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
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27/04/2011 11:29:00

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
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27/04/2011 11:35:00

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
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27/04/2011 12:24:00

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
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27/04/2011 14:21:00

try JJ as our pacey striker..... him and mellor or madine upfront with hoskins on the bench if things dont go well
smiggyswfc
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27/04/2011 14:26:00

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
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27/04/2011 14:58:00

no thanks would much rather have madine mellor hoskins and le fondre that we send fear through the league
retfordowl1867
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27/04/2011 15:54:00

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
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27/04/2011 16:55:00

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
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27/04/2011 18:27:00

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
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27/04/2011 19:24:00

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
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28/04/2011 13:29:00

Ball80... Shut up.
SheffWed93
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28/04/2011 16:07:00

too old - good player but over the hill now
realrain
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04/05/2011 11:45:00

 

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