SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Midfield poser for Wednesday chief

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THREE candidates. One job.

Should Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones opt to stick with the same system he utilised at Nottingham Forest last weekend, there will be just one midfield vacancy to fill.

With Ross Barkley returning to parent club Everton earlier this week, Jones is expected to recall either Chris Lines, Rhys McCabe or Paul Corry to his starting line-up for the home encounter with Leicester City, who are managed by Owls great Nigel Pearson.

Jones has told The Star he has no plans to dip into the emergency loan market, which closes at 5pm today, to bring in a replacement for Barkley. The Wednesday chief is confident any of the trio, if selected, could make an instant impact.

Lines travelled with the rest of the squad to the City Ground but Jones chose not to include him in the match-day squad while Corry was rested, with Jones giving a run-out to Nejc Pecnik. McCabe was an unused substitute.

“We have got options,” he said. “Chris (Lines) has comeback from injury and played in three development games so he could come into the equation.

“Rhys has been playing a lot and with Paul we have got to be careful with him as he is part of a development set-up. He has got a big future at this football club. All three of them are capable of playing.”