Sheffield Wednesday: New boy Dejan hopes to lift Owls

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New signing Dejan Kelhar hopes his vast experience can help Sheffield Wednesday as they prepare to kick off their new Championship campaign this weekend.

Wednesday announced yesterday that the 30-year-old Slovenian defender had agreed a short-term deal at the club, subject to international clearance.

The six-cap Slovenian international had impressed Stuart Gray on trial at Hillsborough. He played 15 times for Red Star Belgrade last season, as they won the Serbian top-flight title.

“I have a lot of experience across Europe playing in Israel, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Serbia and Slovenia,” Kelhar said, “but never England.

“But I have spoken to players who tell me great things about English football so I am really excited with this move.

“I have been with the team over the summer, I have played in games and I am pleased that the coach has seen enough in me to offer me a contract.”

Owls winger Michail Antonio, meanwhile, is thought to be on the verge of joining Nottingham Forest - just days before Wednesday begin their season with a long trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.