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Owls sign Reading winger Antonio

Wednesday have signed Reading winger Michail Antonio on an emergency loan deal until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old will be eligible to go straight into the Owls squad to face Sheffield United in the Steel City derby on Sunday.

The Owls are reported to have approached Antonio earlier in the season, after a successful loan stint with Colchester United, but he was said to have rejected the move because his partner was due to give birth at the time.

Antonio has been used mainly as back-up for Jimmy Kebe with the Royals but has featured regularly in the Championship since the turn of the year.

Owls fans will be hoping Antonio has a similar impact to that of former loan star Ben Marshall, now at Leicester City, as Wednesday look to get their promotion push firmly back on track.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 21 2012

Time: 4:25PM

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Top signing, and he has played in this league.
ecco owl
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21/02/2012 16:45:00

Whoop!! great signing... never satisfied though think we've room for at least one more loan player. Now Llera and Bywater have signed properly we have only 2 with Bost and Batth I think, may as well have the full 4... someone of true class would be nice a quality midfield player that can play inside or outside. Go on Gary and Milan suprise us all... (in a good way!!) WAWAW
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21/02/2012 16:45:00

Quality signing hope jj is fit for the weekend two wingers is what we need
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21/02/2012 17:07:00

Just what the doctor ordered , looks like a baptisum of fire for the youg lad sunday then
Wads Wiggle
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21/02/2012 18:01:00

we got the winger we need now lets get a goal scorer
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21/02/2012 18:18:00

good signing, onwards and upwards.
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21/02/2012 20:00:00


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