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Ferguson Interest Re-Surfaces

Owls boss Paul Sturrock is set resurrect his interest in bringing former Everton legend Duncan Ferguson to Hillsborough on a short-term deal according to media reports.

Sturrock has already offered his former team mate a pay-as-you-play deal at Hillsborough which was rejected by the Scot earlier in the summer.

But now Sturrock may resurrect his interest in the striker following an injury crisis which sees Steve Maclean as the only fit striker at the club following the injury to Deon Burton last week.

In an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield last Thursday, Sturrock admitted he may have to have crisis talks with Chairman Dave Allen just one game into the new season.

He said:'Deon's had a tightness but we had the scan as a precaution and it is a tear. It's knocked us back and Steven's toothache means we trained on Thursday with no centre forwards. It's a huge blow to the football club. We will have to discuss things with the chief executive and the chairman.'

The Owls have already had to let striker David Graham go on a six-month loan to League One side Bradford City to fund the loan signing of Middlesbrough's Brad Jones last week.

Marcus Tudgay picked up a freak injury in pre-season which will keep him out for two months, and youngsters Drew Talbot and Barry Corr are also sidelined through injury.

Paul Jewell's Wigan Athletic are also reportedly interested in offering Ferguson a short-team deal.




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Date:Sunday August 6 2006

Time: 2:38PM

Your Comments

Good luck in signing him, he's not going to be cheap. St Mirren tried to lure him back up to Scotland but were put off by his 20,000 per week wage demands.
Bud
20,000 a week is that what he really asked for? I'd expect us to pay no more than 5,000 a week for anyone!
spirtySWFC
its a bit much for an old player.
swanzboichris
I can't remember where I read it was 20,000 per week but I did read it. I think it was one of the newspapers up here.
Bud
Unless KPS really puts the thumbscrews on Allen, I don't see it coming off. Or maybe the Scottish Mafia can sort something out!
Auckland Owl
IT WOULD HAVE TO BE PAY-AS-YOU PLAY BASIS ,20,000 A MATCH ,WITH HIS INJURY RECORD ? STILL ALOT OF MONEY
monty zumas
Don't type in capitals, old bean, it's like you're shouting at us.
Auckland Owl
IM NOT SHOUTING ,JUST WHISPERING LOUDLY....PS IF YOU HAD MY EYESIGHT YOU'D KNOW WHY ITS CAPITALS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
monty zumas
OK!
Auckland Owl
it wud be an honner if we got ferguson he iz preimership quilaty and he iz a great player
coppel
20,000 a week, the average wage for a prem player is 18,000 (that while playing in the prem!!) he will be luckey to get 20k a month.
whites11
Does anyone know what you get (including lost gates) for a sky game, I think we'd be guaranteed to get one with him playing. I'm still not in favour tho!
wednesday4europe
he would be a good signing but he will cost to much and hes a bit of a nutter we dnt want him going round sheffield drinking with a few young players getting them into truble.
owlmad
OWLMAD YOU NUTTER ,YOU CAN DO THAT WITHOUT FERGIES HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE NIL TO THE MEN IN WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!CAN WE PLAY YOU EVERY WEEK................
monty zumas
 

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