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'Keeper Set To Sign

Owls boss Paul Sturrock has revealed he hopes to have signed a new number one on loan at the end of today - in time for the Owls opening game against Preston North End on Saturday.

Sturrock refused to reveal the identity of the Premiership stopper - but rumours circulating S6 seem to point towards Middlesbrough's Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones. The Owls boss also confirmed the stopper isn't Liverpool's Scott Carson.

He told the official SWFC website: 'We're in negotiations with the goalkeeper and we're very close. I've still got fingers crossed because I never taken anything for granted in this game. There are a couple of wee things to iron out but I'd be very hopeful the goalkeeper will be here training on Friday morning.'

Wednesday have been without a number one since for Preston stopper David Lucas left the club at the end of last season. Numerous names have been mentioned with a move to Hillsborough including Celtic's David Marshall and Fulham stopper Tony Warner.

But it now looks as though a deal has been struck to secure the services of a young Premiership 'keeper for a six-month period - with Brad Jones the current favourite.

Vital Sheffield Wednesday will (hopefully) reveal the new Owls number one later on today!




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 3 2006

Time: 11:40AM

Your Comments

I wouldn't be surprised if he got injured at the last minute! Looks like we have someone at last, but I hope its not Brad Jones, Ive seen him drop a few clangers in his time! Can't think if anyone else who would fit the bill though.
welshyowl
I've got say welshyowl has a good point, brad jones is very young and has confidence easily undermined by a mistake and he makes a few of those, the keeper is our most important signing, the rest of the team gets their confidence from him, just look at the difference in the team during Carson's tenure. My confidence for the season just plummetted, blast these mood swings, hope I'm wrong, really hope I'm wrong
robc
 

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