Sheffield Wednesday: Patient Seyi happy to be back

Seyi Olofinjana, right, is delighted to be back at Hillsborough.
Seyi Olofinjana, right, is delighted to be back at Hillsborough.
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Nigerian international Seyi Olofinjana has spoken of his delight at rejoining Sheffield Wednesday and is determined to help the Championship’s basement club transform their fortunes.

Olofinjana, signed on a month-to-month deal by manager Dave Jones last Friday, started their 1-1 draw at Barnsley last weekend. It was the 33-year-old’s first competitive run-out in nearly six months.

The 33-year-old has been training with winless Wednesday for several months, having featured prominently while on loan from Hull City last season as Jones’ men narrowly staved off the threat of relegation.

“I’ve waited patiently, trained hard and bided my time,” conceded Olofinjana. “I was offered a contract here and I couldn’t wait to sign it. There have been other options available to me but I wanted this to be my club. I’m happy to be back.”

Olofinjana, who is expected to start Saturday’s clash against Reading, added: “We are a difficult side to beat, but we have to turn these draws into wins.”

The Star understands Wednesday remain in talks with Hull City over extending Matty Fryatt’s loan deal. His temporary stint came to an end at Oakwell.