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Clarke Returns To Owls

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
Date:Monday December 31 2007
Time: 1:09PM

Comments

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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.
mick66owl
31/12/2007 13:25:00
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GET THE BUCKETS OUT TO 2MORA AND WE WILL HAVE A WHIP ROUND and order him a taxi out of here
mick66owl
31/12/2007 13:27:00
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I'll give ya 10p mick
Holl
31/12/2007 20:01:00
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THATS GREAT HOLL I AV 20P HE ONLY WANTS ANOTHER 70P TO PAY HIM OFF
mick66owl
31/12/2007 22:47:00
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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
Chix
01/01/2008 08:28:00
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Id rather have him in the team than Burton.
Skeggy Owl
01/01/2008 10:06:00
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BL should pay him off as punishment for signing such a useless player in the first place
Holl
01/01/2008 11:11:00
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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
01/01/2008 12:10:00
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Anyone know the odds on Clarke to score first?....fancy a flutter :D
YoungBeevers
01/01/2008 13:15:00
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DIDNT EVEN MAKE THE BENCH clarke did someone order him a taxi
mick66owl
01/01/2008 17:39:00
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