Sheffield Wednesday: Corry benefits from Rovers loan

One for the future: Paul Corry has won praise from Jones and Moore.                  Picture:steve ellis
One for the future: Paul Corry has won praise from Jones and Moore. Picture:steve ellis
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OWLS manager Dave Jones has welcomed Paul Corry back from his loan spell at Tranmere - believing that the midfield player is inching towards fulfilling his potential.

Corry, rated by Jones as an Owls player of the future, went to Prenton Park purely to add to his league experience.

That objective was achieved and he is back with the Wednesday squad as they prepare for Saturday’s big match against Barnsley.

It is doubtful that the 22-year-old midfield player would be plunged into the heart of the Owls’ relegation battle but Jones will be considering his options and is monitoring his midfield department, with Giles Coke still on the way back from a foot injury and David Prutton one booking away from a three-match ban.

Jones told The Star: “Paul did well at Tranmere. He got the games that he and we wanted him to get. It was a bit of extra experience for him. He’s a good player - the best of him is yet to come.”

Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore joined the list of Corry admirers during the loan, saying: “He’s one for the future, there’s no doubt about that, he’s got terrific ability - a great left foot. He can open a door for you and he’s getting stronger.

“He’s got great ability and I’m sure when he’s had a pre-season then there’s a lot more to come from him.”

Corry is in his first season of English pro football after joining the Owls from University College Dublin.

He started five games for Tranmere and made one appearance as a sub.

Much of Jones’ attention this week will focused on trying to strengthen his side before the final loan deadline of the season passes at 5pm on Thursday.

The Owls boss wants at least one forward and will hope for progress on his attempt to prise Kevin Davies out of Bolton.