Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Barnsley close on loan deal for O'Grady

Barnsley close on loan deal for O'Grady

Barnsley are close to agreeing a deal to sign Chris O'Grady on loan from Wednesday, according to reports today.

Reds boss Keith Hill, who managed O'Grady at Rochdale, has gone on record as saying that he'd like to take the striker to Oakwell to boost his attacking options but told the Sheffield Star that 'there's politics involved and we're just playing a waiting game to see if we can get him.'

Those politics are believed to be whether Wednesday boss Dave Jones can get a new striker of his own in and allow O'Grady to depart.

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, who played and scored for England Under-21s last night, is believed to be Jones's top target and if Wednesday can get the former Ipswich Town man, or another target, then O'Grady is expected to be Barnsley-bound.

Hill has long been an admirer of O'Grady after working together at Spotland but the player has been a regular feature for the Owls so far this season and is the club's top scorer with five goals in all competitions.

Any loan move seeing the striker make the short trip to Oakwell could include the possibility of a permanent deal when the transfer window opens in January.



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

Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday November 14 2012
Time: 10:16AM

Comments

0
April Fools Day has sure come round quickly! That's unless we'd SERIOUSLY consider loaning our top scorer to a rival who are only currently below us on goal difference. I mean, come on! No-one can be that stupid!!
OurMaurice
14/11/2012 10:30:00
0
I'm as baffled as you OM. I honestly think if we had kept the same team as last year and played the same formation we would be in the top half, like Huddersfield. Added just a couple of players - one being a proven goalscorer ( Beckford, penguin jones or similar) then the play offs beckoned. I have lost all faith in Jones now.
Radon Barrier
14/11/2012 11:38:00
0
Also i do not see the point in loaning players we have no chance of buying unless its for 1/2 a season at least.
Radon Barrier
14/11/2012 11:40:00
0
Barnsley have signed Marcus Tudgay
ecco owl
14/11/2012 12:54:00
0
The only player who gives 110% and looks like he's actually interested in playing and we're to send him to the Dingles - DJ has totally lost the plot. Let's keep COG and send them a disguised Bothroyd.
dooleys left leg
14/11/2012 13:21:00
0
a cunning plan Dooleys Left Leg, we have Baldrick in charge
Brighton Owl
14/11/2012 13:50:00
0
Radon, I do not see the point in loaning players who are either a) plain rubbish or b) incapable of blending within a tried and trusted formation and then sticking with them in spite of that, game after game after game, whilst having a regular pop at the players around them who are clearly struggling to cope. I think I lost faith in DJ after the Bolton match and every time he opens his mouth to the media he makes it worse. Sad but true.
OurMaurice
14/11/2012 15:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital View - Championship - 21st October 2017

The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 21st October.

Stats: Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday

All the stats from Derby County (2) vs (0) Sheffield Wednesday, iPro Stadium, 21/10/17 Att: 27,426

Vital Preview - Championship - 21st-22nd October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 21st-22nd October.

Officials - Derby v Sheffield Wednesday (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wednesday
Write For Vital Wednesday
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Westwood1%
Hunt0%
Lees0%
Loovens63%
Fox0%
Wallace0%
Lee0%
Bannan36%
Reach0%
Hooper0%
Fletcher0%
Sub - Lucas Joao0%
Sub - Matias0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.swfcjambo1
2.dooleys left leg1
Vital Football Comment