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Wednesday Gazette - 02/01/06

Wednesday Gazette - 02/01/06

Wednesday began the christmas period already looking for strikers to sign in the January transfer window. This time around they were being linked with young Hibernian striker Derek Riordan Click Here

The Owls began the Christmas period with a hard fought point at Deepdale away at Preston North End. The 0-0 draw put to bed Wednesday's losing run but continued their goalless run to 6 games. Match Stats: Click Here

Just a matter of days later Wolverhampton Wanderers made the trip north to an extremely cold Hillsborough where Glenn Hoddle's men ran out comfortable 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Darren Anderton and Kenny Miller. Full Match Report: Click Here

With niggling injuries to strikers David Graham and Lee Peacock, Paul Sturrock made the decision to bring hot prospect Danny Reet back from his loan spell at Bury after impressing while at Gigg Lane. Full Story: Click Here

With the striker crisis at the club inflating over the past few days, Wednesday were again being linked to a striker, and another striker from the Scottish Premier League. This time the man is Darryl Duffy the young Falkirk striker who has hit 8 goals so far this season. Full Story: Click Here

...And in the wake of the January transfer window, Paul Sturrock made the tough decision to reveal who will and won't be needed at Hillsborough. Craig Rocastle, Lee Peacock, and Paul Heckingbottom were among the names to be told they don't have a future at Hillsborough. Full Story: Click Here

Wednesday's festive period got a whole lot better on new year's eve when they travelled to Turf Moor to face a promotion chasing Burnley side who were unstoppable at home. The Owls ended their goalless and winless run to record a deserved 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Chris Eagles and Graham Coughlan. Full Story: Click Here

Chris Eagles' goal at Burnley turned out to be his last in a blue and white shirt, as his loan deal with the club expired after the game, and he returned to Manchester United to try and break in to their first team. Full Story: Click Here

Paul Sturrock finally lands the singings of not one, but two strikers in the form of Rotherham United's experienced hitman Deon Burton and Derby County striker Marcus Tudgay. Burton signs an 18-month contract with the club, while Tudgay arrives on a one-month loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer. Full Story: Click Here

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Date:Monday January 2 2006
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