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Clarke Returns To Owls

Striker Leon Clarke has returned to Wednesday after failing to agree a deal to join Southend United following his loan stint - and could feature in tomorrow's clash with Preston.

The former Wolves man was in tip-top form for the Shrimpers when he first made the three-month loan move to the League One club, and was expected to put pen to paper on a deal in the January transfer window.

But the deal seems to have hit a brick wall, with Owls boss Brian Laws welcoming the striker back to S6 with one eye on being involved in tomorrow's proverbial six pointner with Preston.

'Leon is back with us. The deal has not gone through; this means he is still a Sheffield Wednesday player; so he's got to come into the equation,' Laws told the Sheffield Star.

'If the deal is resurrected I'm sure it will be after the early part of the New Year. In the meantime he'll be available against Preston and for our FA Cup game at Derby on Sunday.'

But the Owls gaffer has also expressed concerns over the striker's confidence in front of a Wednesday crowd that will be demanding three points against Preston.

'He also has to be mentally right,' he continued.

'Let's be honest, he had a bit of a torrid time here; the fans haven't taken to him; he knows that. He hasn't enjoyed playing in front of the home crowd. I also have to take that into consideration.'

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 31 2007

Time: 1:09PM

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GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY FOOTBALLERS comes to mind. he wants a pay off from us so he can sign for someone else of which he will get 10% any how because he dint ask for move in the 1st place. shame on you clarke.
GET THE BUCKETS OUT TO 2MORA AND WE WILL HAVE A WHIP ROUND and order him a taxi out of here
I'll give ya 10p mick
A Happy New Year to all Wednesday supporters wherever in the world they may be - May 2008 bring you and your team everything you wish for - Play Up Pompey
Id rather have him in the team than Burton.
Skeggy Owl
BL should pay him off as punishment for signing such a useless player in the first place
give him a go lads.he did ok at start of season and yes get rid of burton first .never going to get over 10 goals in a season.crap
carlton owl
Anyone know the odds on Clarke to score first?....fancy a flutter :D
DIDNT EVEN MAKE THE BENCH clarke did someone order him a taxi
Had a knock from the Doncaster game.
anyway good result last night Grant pulled off some top saves, Esajas needs to be in the team, he looked the most likely threat from the wing and would be ahead of johnson for me any day, even though he prefers the left wing
cmon fellas time for a new story where are u????
this is like being on blunts site this wen we changing thread
we need stories about beevers apparently being worth 1 million, bullen being inept @ football, wild rumours re takeovers and a smidgeon of transfer gossip please!
boring boring b........
According to the official site, Folly has handed in a transfer request. Can't say I'm surprised he's *****ed off.
Just jumped across from Vital Pompey to wish you guys Good Luck in the game against Derby today.. but Vital Wednesday looks a bit dead .. are you guys still hung over from New Years Eve ?? - Anyway as I'm good luck and I hope the results from yesterday prove that not all premierships side are unbeatable.. come do a Oldham or a Huddersfield and knock Derby out... It'll really make their season... Best of luck
Hopefully Clarke is only here for his P45 or to be passed on to someone else, god help us if he makes the line up

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