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Wednesday seal O'Grady deal

Wednesday seal O'Grady deal

Wednesday have finally got their man today after Chris O'Grady completed a move to Hillsborough from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee.

The former Leicester City man has been a target of Owls boss Gary Megson throughout the summer and Wednesday had already tried and failed to secure his services before agreeing today's three-year contract with the attacker.

O'Grady played against Wednesday in Saturday's npower League One opener against Rochdale, which the Owls won 2-0. He came on as a second half substitute.

Owls boss Gary Megson told the official SWFC website: 'Chris' name was one of those on the list that I handed to Milan at the end of last season so I am really pleased that we have signed him now.

'Rochdale did not want to lose him and there was competition for his signature from a Championship club and one of our League 1 rivals, both of whom are in the Yorkshire area.

'Chris has a big physique and strong stature and defenders do not relish playing against him. He has honesty and a desire to play at the highest level and hopefully he will achieve his ambitions at this club.'

He takes the number nine shirt at Hillsborough and has made 206 league starts, scoring 57 goals along the way.

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

Date:Tuesday August 9 2011
Time: 10:14PM


Excellent news. In GM and MM we trust.
09/08/2011 22:21:00
Nothing wrong in Gary's signing's up to now, so i trust him on this one.
ecco owl
09/08/2011 22:42:00
DELIGHTED! A really important signing: and suddenly we're really not far away from being a very decent side at this level - plus we go into a Cup game for the first time in a long time with a genuine chance of competing with pride. I don't expect a win; but I do expect to give em a game and its a while since I've felt that way.
09/08/2011 22:55:00
I'd rather save the main team for Saturday. Bournemouth just won 5-0 so will be in a positive frame of mind for Saturday and I don't want us to be leggy!
09/08/2011 22:57:00
Slowly coming together for megson just awaiting two more signings to fill shirts 10 and 11 , it's really good to feel positive about upcoming fixtures let's hope the team keep the form and levels throughout the season
09/08/2011 23:06:00
Happy days, we are definitely looking like a big mean Sheffield Wednesday these days. As long as he has the desire and passion I'm delighted. I think little Le Fondre and a winger (Roberts) would make us a very good side!
09/08/2011 23:47:00
completely agree devonowl...those two signings would be superb!!
10/08/2011 00:48:00
Im still unsure bout this signing i suppose time will tell.He got booed sat wen he came on lol.
10/08/2011 01:34:00
Its gonna take time but i belive we have the coming together of a good side.We have a solid back four and midfield.Roberts would put the icing on the cake for me.
10/08/2011 07:39:00
I may be totally wrong but i still think MM & GM have not given up on the idea of bringing Neil Mellor back ? ? ? ? Which i think most of us will agree,would not be a bad thing to happen. O'Grady and Mellor anybody?
Kettering OWL 1963
10/08/2011 09:31:00
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