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Stoke striker Sidibe joins Owls on loan

Wednesday have completed the loan signing of Stoke City striker Mamady Sidibe.

Sidibe arrives on a 28-day emergency loan deal and follows hot-on-the-heels of young full-back Jeremy Helan, who also arrived on loan at Hillsborough today from Manchester City.

Owls boss Dave Jones had been keen to add to his attacking options before today's 5pm transfer deadline and the 32-year-old Mali international fits the bill.

Sidibe has made over 150 appearances for Stoke but has yet to feature this season and has fallen down the pecking order at the Premier League club.

He will be eligible for selection for Wednesday's home clash against Leicester City at Hillsborough on Saturday.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 22 2012

Time: 12:20PM

Your Comments

i just posted downstairs 26 goals in 186 appearances for stoke is not a proven goalscorer they are more like midfielder stats
wedalways
This is downstairs, wedalways. Upstairs is where you are. Anyway, just happened to check this fella's career stats and I'm not joking here, his fitness record makes Anthony Gardner look indestructable! Naturally, DJ's gonna pick him to play alongside Bothroyd on Saturday. Leicester will have no idea what won't hit 'em!
OurMaurice
picky picky i'm in the living room which is downstairs before i was in the bedroom which is upstairs. sorry that's as witty as it gets today mate. agreed though what an awesome partnership that will be. bring back Burton and Jeffers
wedalways
Well he is definatelty used to playing up front on his own (OH NO)
andymac-scoresagoal
Seriously though, this fella's had a catalogue of knee and achilles injuries over the last 2-3 seasons. He hasn't played in front of a crowd for the last two. Is he going to throw himself at the challenge and risk more of the same? Or is he going to ease himself in and after a month hope to convince Pulis he's still worth a place on the Stoke bench? And what about our own strikers in the meantime? Kenwyne would've been a different proposition but in all honesty I'd still have preferred DJ to show more faith in the players already available here, the ones who are fit and raring to go.
OurMaurice
I am getting worried about the direction DJ seemingly WANTS to take this club! people were quick to support ( and rightly so ) the signings of Lee - Mattock - Mccabe and corry and a few other youngens but look at the last few signings. take Barkley out of the equasion and Bothroyd Taylor Sidebe all the wrong side of 30 and all not cutting it either here or at their parent club. there are a few over 30's players I would look at but on the whole I thought we were heading in the right direction but these older players are not good enough to keep us in this league for me! something has got to give and I hate to say it but it looks like being our championship status. defeats me why he is so quick to throw away the success we had last season - or are we only aloud 1 good season every 4-5 years???
wedalways
We're definitely on the receiving end of some mixed messages here. DJ let it be known there was a 'building project' underway and I'm fine with that if some of our signings were being made solely with one eye on the future. But then he'd have us believe that most of the players who performed so well for us last season simply aren't good enough to adapt to a higher level. But wait a minute, most of our latest batch of recruits haven't played at Championship level either, and those who have are either past their best or look less capable of adapting to this league than the players we already had! As a result he constantly selects the youngsters to fill the gaps and to put it bluntly, they don't look ready to shoulder the burden of responsibility just yet. So to solve the latest crisis he drafts in a 32yr old with serious fitness issues, presumably because he's dissatisfied with the five strikers we already have, and an untried 20yr old to replace the three left backs we've just happened to farm out on loan to other clubs. And if none of that makes any sense then it's probably because of all this wool that's constantly being pulled over our eyes.
OurMaurice
agreed with the building project that would be a good route to go down. Southampton and leeds when they were relegated from the prem and then the championship they both turned primarily to their youth systems and finding answers there rather than investing in others. which if you look at the players that are regularly turning out for both clubs now there is more than a hint of the players both teams gave a chance in the lower leagues. I know Mayor - Corry, McCabe,Lee and Mattock ( and Madine to an extent) were not our youth products but they are all youngsters with bags of potential yet most of them are not getting a look in and even when they do it is safe in the knowledge that if they make a mistake that's it back out of the team they go. I say give them a bloody chance! From what I've seen of them here and with other clubs they all have quality but they need experience to hone their skills in their respective areas of the pitch
wedalways
Injuries are another thorny issue. How come we aren't kept better informed? Chris Lines picked up a nasty one pre-season and now he's close to a comeback. Good, we've missed him badly. But what about Reda & Lee? Reda's been out for nearly ten weeks and Lee's not far behind him. Ten weeks! Blimey, I've known old ladies recover from hip replacement ops in less time than that. And now it's O'Gradys turn. Is Sidibe's arrival another way of saying we've seen the last of him until he's quietly shipped out to the Dingles in January for an undisclosed fee? I'm sure the same fate already awaits Beevers to Millwall. More transparency needed, less secrecy!
OurMaurice
 

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