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Owls weighing up swoop for Lee Croft

Owls weighing up swoop for Lee Croft

Wednesday are understood to be considering a swoop for Derby County winger Lee Croft.

The former Norwich City man would be allowed to leave Pride Park after falling down the pecking order under Rams boss Nigel Clough and his availability has alerted Gary Megson, the Owls boss, to his services.

Megson is hopeful of completing a deal to sign Leicester City winger Lloyd Dyer but 26-year-old Croft could be an option if that fails, or if Megson still thinks he needs to strengthen his options on the wing.

The former Manchester City man didn't play for Derby last season and was loaned out to npower League One side Huddersfield Town, but he made just six appearances, including a sending off in Town's 3-0 win at Colchester United.

One Wednesday old boy looking for a new club is former skipper Tommy Miller, who was released at the end of last season.

The midfield has turned down a number of approaches so far, the latest being League Two side Bradford City, but Huddersfield Town are also thought to be keen on his services.

Meanwhile, Owls boss Megson has confirmed he needs a new striker at the club as soon as possible, whether that be Neil Mellor or someone else.

Mellor, who spent last season on loan with the Owls, is the prime target for Megson but the Owls boss could turn his attentions elsewhere if a deal isn't sorted soon.

'The Mellor thing is taking a long time. Sooner or later we`re going to have to move on and bring somebody else in,' he told the Sheffield Star.

'We can't start the season just with the forwards that we have.'

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

Date:Thursday July 7 2011
Time: 10:57AM


Would much rather have Dyer.
07/07/2011 11:18:00
Lee Croft is a wide right player so wouldn't be in direct competition with Lloyd Dyer anyway. I think both would be good signings!
07/07/2011 11:25:00
Hes still young, has lost his way but think he could easily do a fantastic job in this league and with his confidence back could do it in the championship. sign him up
07/07/2011 11:28:00
Hes still young, has lost his way but think he could easily do a fantastic job in this league and with his confidence back could do it in the championship. sign him up
07/07/2011 11:28:00
Please no! I work for Hudds Town and he was awful. Overpaid, disinterested and arrogant. The way he performed there last season was not fitting of a professional footballer. Town fans will be laughing their heads off if we sign him.
07/07/2011 11:35:00
sounds typical of the former Prem boys who fall into the lower leagues. It really is a shame that such a large percentage of footballers are tossers because it really is an incredible sport
07/07/2011 12:04:00
thats me saying we don't want anymore big time charlies. we have had enough of those. having said that I did enjoy Deon Burton's stint at Wednesday, the guy loved himself but he had a great first touch
07/07/2011 12:07:00
IMO still has the skill and with Meggo giving him a swift kick up the jacksy could be a great signing
07/07/2011 12:11:00
Megson can give a kick up the backside but he can't do personality changes. We want players with desire and footballing not financial ambition. Kicking a player up the backside is great for a few games but they will eventually just drift into old habits, be unreliable when the going gets tough and easily frustrated by other players who they think aren't up to the standard. I'd love to be proved wrong but I think we should focus on team spirit over pedigree. It only takes a couple of players with something extra in this league as long as they are surrounded by a solid team.
07/07/2011 12:24:00
devon owl I couldn't agree with you more
07/07/2011 12:42:00
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