Sheffield Wednesday: Utility ace eyes Owls survival

Jeremy Helan busrts past Paul Green.
Jeremy Helan busrts past Paul Green.
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Versatile Frenchman Jeremy Helan insists helping Sheffield Wednesday avoid relegation is his sole objective ahead of their trip to Blackpool tonight.

The 22-year-old, on loan from reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, is set to stay at Hillsborough until the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

When asked about his long-term future, Helan, who can operate at left-back or on the left wing, said: “The time will come to think about it.

“We have got a challenge as players and staff to make sure we stay in the Championship this year. That is more important right now than thinking about my own future. I don’t know what’s going to happen.

“I know this is a crucial time to make a choice in my career. I would rather not think about it too much and concentrate on football.”

Although he is contracted to City until next year, Helan, who snubbed Watford’s advances in January and opted to rejoin Wednesday on a temporary basis, is resigned to leaving Roberto Mancini’s side in the summer.

“I am happy here,” Helan admitted. “I like the club and the staff. We will see what happens.”