Sheffield Wednesday: Caolan Lavery leaves Owls after rejecting new contract

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Caolan Lavery has left Sheffield Wednesday after turning down the Championship club’s contract offer.

It is hardly a surprise that the striker has decided his long-term future lies away from Hillsborough, having been frozen out under Carlos Carvalhal. Canada-born Lavery made just two Owls starts and spent a large chunk of last season on loan at Portsmouth, netting four times in 13 appearances for the League Two side.

He has also enjoyedtemporary stints at Southend United, Plymouth Argyle and Chesterfield.

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In his time at Wednesday, Lavery played 39 times in all competitions since, scoring six goals. He burst on to the scene with a fine brace as a substitute in the Owls’ stunning 6-0 victory over Leeds United. The forward, who was occasionally deployed as a winger, also bagged a double against Birmingham City.

A serious knee injury restricted Lavery to just 14 outings during the 2014/15 campaign.

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Whichever club ultimately signs Lavery, they will be forced to pay a ‘development compensation’ fee to Wednesday due to the fact he is still under the age of 24.

Should a compensation fee not be agreed between the two clubs, the deal will go before a tribunal which will decide a suitable payment for the Owls.

Lavery was linked with a move to Coventry City last month.

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