SWINDON boss and former Owls star Paolo Di Canio has failed in an attempt to lure Clinton Morrison from Hillsborough.
Morrison has rejected a loan move to the League Two outfit after the clubs were ready to agree a deal over his wages.
A bid by MK Dons to sign him stalled because the Owls’ League One rivals refused to make a high enough contribution towards the player’s pay.
Swindon’s offer is believed to have been twice that of the Dons’ and was acceptable.
Di Canio’s move on his old club follows the recent loan switch of ex-Owls centre forward Leon Clarke from Swindon to Chesterfield.
Already boosted by the loan arrival of David McGoldrick from Forest, the Owls’ striker strength will soon grow with Chris O’Grady and Ryan Lowe on the way back from injuries.
O’Grady played for part of a private match on Tuesday; Lowe is making good progress in his rehabilitation, and Megson hopes that McGoldrick, who partnered Gary Madine and scored at Yeovil, will be ready for the game against Exeter after taking a knock on his back.
The Owls manager said: “Chris O’Grady has been training, and hopefully he’ll be involved [today] if he has had no reaction to the game. The medical people have been pleased with him. “Ryan Lowe has upped his training a little bit, and he’s getting closer.
“David McGoldrick has had a knock at the base of his spine and has been sore. Hopefully he’ll be fit. We’ve had three or four with a virus; Chris Lines was due to play on Saturday but reported with an illness in the morning; he was ok by Tuesday so hopefully the others who’ve had it will be all right for this Saturday.”