Sheffield Wednesday: Frustrated Corry targets regular first-team football

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Midfielder Paul Corry has dismissed suggestions he is unwilling to leave Sheffield Wednesday on loan in his quest for first-team football.

The 23-year-old, signed from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2012, has made just one appearance for the Owls this season, coming on as a late substitute in their first round Capital One Cup win over Notts County.

He told The Star: “A few people have had a go at me and said I have turned down two or three loan moves which just isn’t true.

“I’m an ambitious player. I don’t just want to sit here and watch from the stands. I am not the type of person who is just going to wait around and collect their wages. I want to play first-team football.”

The emergency loan market shuts today and Corry, a regular member of Wednesday’s development squad, has reiterated his desire to move away from Hillsborough on a temporary basis.

“My aim has to be to get out and play games,” said Corry, who enjoyed a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers during the 2012/13 campaign. “If that means I can push myself closer to the first-team when I get back and boost my CV, that’s all well and good.

“Development matches are good run-outs but they are not what I’m here to do. I want to play competitive football in front of big crowds.

“Hopefully something comes up for me in terms of a loan move.”

The Dubliner is urging the fans to stick behind by the first-team squad as they prepare to face lowly Wigan Athletic this weekend.

“I know the fans are maybe getting frustrated that we haven’t won in the last 10 games but we haven’t lost many,” he said.

“If we can continue playing like we are doing, we will be fine.

“We had some great chances against Huddersfield last Saturday. We just need that little bit of luck in front of goa.

“We need to get that win off our back and hopefully that will kick us on and we will go from there.”