UK time is: 05:33:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Laws To 'Pursue' Strike Duo

At last! After weeks and weeks of speculation, we at least have some evidence that Owls boss Brian Laws WILL be looking in to moves for Billy Sharp and Kenwyne Jones.

OK, we're still a long way off completing any such deal, and Mr Laws may still have a change of heart having returned from his holiday, but today the Owls gaffer confirmed both Kenwyne Jones and Billy Sharp are on his 'radar' as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of the forthcoming 2007-08 campaign.

Rumours linking Wednesday with a move for the duo have been here, there and everywhere in the last few weeks but most fans saw it as simply pre-season speculation to fill the pages. (Of course, we here at Vital Sheffield Wednesday tried to stay well clear, er, almost!).

Laws spoke to the official Wednesday website today and insisted he is still looking to resolve the issues in the striker department, with Steve Maclean yet to sign a new contract.

'The only outstanding out-of-contract player is Steven MacLean,' Laws told the official SWFC site.

'We are still finding it difficult to draw that to any conclusion. In the meantime, we are still looking to develop in that area. There has been a lot of talk about Billy Sharp, Kenwyne Jones and so on. They are on our radar and the chairman has given me the nod to pursue it a bit further.'

Wolves have reportedly pulled out of any such deal to pair Sharp back alongside former strike partner Andy Keogh at Wolves leaving Wednesday and Norwich City the only current candidates for his signature - not forgetting the possibility he could still be at Scunthorpe next season, or are people forgetting they've just been promoted?!

Southampton striker Jones is also another possibility - a possibility I'd very much like to see happen - for the striker department.

But it looks like only time will tell, with Laws back in the thick of the action after enjoying a well-deserved break.

We'll do our best to keep you up to date with all the latest on the Owls' pre-season - from friendly previews and reports to player movement - so keep your eyes stuck to Vital Sheffield Wednesday!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 19 2007

Time: 5:11PM

Your Comments

Interesting to see if Wednesday can pull either or both of these deals off!
sandgroanun
it would be awesome to see kenwyne back, not bothered about sharp though, he's very expensive for someone who's had one good season in league 1
wednesday4europe
Couldnt agree more wednesday4europe, Jones would the man we need. A firm fave with the fans & proven he can play @ champs level. If we could get Sharpe as well all the better, but as we all know this wont happen, Jones would be my choice!
whites11
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Preview: Owls v Charlton (Sunday April 20 2014)

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Brighton (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60
13. Middlesbrough 43 14 16 13 9 58
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 43 15 8 20 -8 53
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 42 11 10 21 -11 43

Breaking League News

Preview: Owls v Charlton
» Sheff Wed : 20/04/2014 23:58:00
One to Watch - Daniel Tözsér
» Q.P.R. : 20/04/2014 20:32:00
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - April 13th - 19th
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:55:00
Vela Stays With Magpies As Foxes Dismiss Davies
» Bolton : 20/04/2014 19:18:00
LUFC Team News: Defender a doubt for McDermott
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:12:00
Brighton v Blackpool (Preview)
» Brighton : 20/04/2014 18:05:00
DRFC Millwall v Doncaster Team News
» Doncaster : 20/04/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%