Sheffield Wednesday: Owls want Fryatt for Christmas

Matty Fryatt volleys the equaliser at Barnsley
Matty Fryatt volleys the equaliser at Barnsley
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Wednesday are pondering the possibility of keeping Matty Fryatt until after Christmas.

The striker’s stay has been extended for only one month but if he continues to perform well and Hull can still spare him the Owls hope to keep him for a third month, the maximum allowed for a loan outside the transfer windows.

That would keep him with the club up to and including the Boxing Day match at Blackburn then he would have to return to Hull before the December 29 trip to Charlton.

The present deal makes him available for matches against Reading, at home on Saturday; Derby away, Huddersfield at home and Blackpool away - if Hull do not recall him.

The Tigers can take him back at 24 hours’ notice, if necessary, so the Owls are hoping that the Premier League outfit do not pick up any new injuries.

Manager Steve Bruce has had injury problems recently and re-assessed his squad before agreeing to Wednesday’s request to extend the loan.

Hull play away to Spurs tonight in the Capital One Cup, in which Fryatt has made his only two appearances for the Tigers this season. He is happy to stay with the Owls and said: “Hopefully I can register my first Hillsborough goal this weekend.”