Eriksson rules out Sheffield Wednesday loan move for Schlupp

Great future: Jeffrey Schlupp is highly-rated by  former England boss Sven, who wants him to get more experience of being part of Leicester's first team squad
Great future: Jeffrey Schlupp is highly-rated by former England boss Sven, who wants him to get more experience of being part of Leicester's first team squad
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SVEN-Goran Eriksson has ruled Jeffrey Schlupp out of bounds for Wednesday after they expresssed interest in signing the Leicester striker on loan.

Gary Megson admitted that the Owls’ list of potential targets included the 18-year-old who scored at Hillsborough while on loan with Brentford last season and hit a hat-trick against Rotherham last week for Leicester.

Foxes boss Eriksson said: “I can understand that [Wednesday’s interest] but I think we should take our time on that decision and give him some more time with us.

“No doubts, he has a great future, so I am not sure we should let him go out on loan now. We can wait a little bit. He is learning a lot from being with the first team squad, absolutely.”

Megson, still trying to bring in another striker, said: “We’re looking all over the show. Milan [Mandaric] was at Leicester and he’s mentioned Jeffrey Schlupp a few times. The boy did well against Rotherham in the Carling Cup but his reward was to get into Leicester’s team, so whether anything can be done there remains to be seen.

“That’s somebody we have been having a look at, but there are a load of others.”

Schlupp netted in Brentford’s 3-1 win at Hillsborough and notched six goals in nine games for them. After his Cup hat-trick he played for the first hour of Leicester’s 2-0 defeat by Reading on Saturday.

He is known for pace and finishing and is the type of striker that the Owls want, with Megson distancing them from Leicester centre forward Steve Howard in the wake of Chris O’Grady’s signing: “He [Howard] is a good player but we have that type of player. We need something a bit different.”