Owls: Megson out to beef up attack

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A NEW striker is believed to be at the top of Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson’s priority list following his decision to let Paul Heffernan join Kilmarnock yesterday.

A NEW striker is believed to be at the top of Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson’s priority list following his decision to let Paul Heffernan join Kilmarnock yesterday.

Megson is scouring the transfer market for reinforcements and The Star understands he could be contemplating making a move for Ipswich Town forward Jason Scotland.

The Trinidad and Tobago international faces an uncertain future at Portman Road, with Tractor Boys boss Paul Jewell having already bolstered his striking options by capturing Michael Chopra. He has also tabled another bid for a striker.

Scotland, who has one year left to run of his contract at Ipswich, scored just nine goals last season. The 32-year-old was close to returning to former club Swansea City on loan in February but the deal fell through at the last minute.

With Heffernan leaving for pastures new north of the border, Megson may look to step up his pursuit of Scotland. However, it seems inevitable the former Wigan player would have to take a significant pay cut to move to the South Yorkshire club.

Meanwhile, Heffernan has agreed a three-year contract at Kilmarnock and become new manager Kenny Shiels’ first signing.

Shiels said: “I’ve seen him (Heffernan) play for Doncaster and Notts County. He’s a fantastic finisher and fits in with how we play.

“Paul needs a good run in the team.”