Sheffield Wednesday: Owls target considers options

Sean St Ledger who is being linked to Wednesday
Sean St Ledger who is being linked to Wednesday
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Sean St Ledger looks set to sharpen his focus on his future this week - amid continuing speculation about a move to Sheffield Wednesday

The centre half has been told that he can leave Leicester but he has been involved in a busy spell with the Republic of Ireland.

He played in the 1-1 draw with England at Wembley and the 3-0 win against the Faroe Islands in last Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

He is also in the Ireland squad for tomorrow’s friendly against Spain in New York.

Then it will be a summer break for the 28-year-old who has said that he is open-minded about whom he joins next and will study his options.

Wednesday will be pondering their possible defence options as they await a decision from Miguel Llera on his contract offer.

It would not be the first time that the Owls have courted St Ledger: when Alan Irvine was Hillsborough boss he was keen on the defender but was unable to land him from Preston, who later sold him to Leicester for £1.2m.

St Ledger lost five months of last season to a hamstring injury but spent the latter stages of the campaign on loan at Millwall and played alongside ex-Wednesday centre half Mark Beevers in the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan at Wembley.

Stoke’s ex-Owls midfield player Glenn Whelan is one of several players who have dropped out of the Ireland squad for tomorrow’s game against Spain.