Sheffield Wednesday: New boy set for derby

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Attacking midfielder Lewis McGugan is hoping to kick-start his career again after completing a loan switch to Sheffield Wednesday.

The 26-year-old has featured just seven times for Watford this season, prompting him to move to Hillsborough yesterday. McGugan will remain with the Owls until January 1 and is set to train with his new teammates for the first time today.

The Star understands the Owls tried to sign McGugan before their draw at Charlton Athletic at the start of November but the Hornets blocked the deal.

McGugan said: “I’m pleased to sign. This is a great club and a great chance for me to play games and help the team move forward.

“I’ve not played as many games as I want this season so I need to get back out there and perform.

“The main thing is the team and helping them progress. If I can score some goals and help add points to the board, then great.”

The former Nottingham Forest player is expected to make his Wednesday debut in their Yorkshire derby at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

“I’m ready and raring to go, whether that’s from the start or the bench, and I’ll give it everything,” he added.

McGugan played over 200 times for Forest, hitting 44 goals before joining Watford on a three-year contract in July 2013. He was on target in the Hornets 4-1 triumph at Hillsborough last season.