Spurr on the brink of Owls departure

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has revealed out-of-favour left-back Tommy Spurr is on the verge of joining neighbours Doncaster Rovers.

Mandaric told The Star as many as three Championship clubs had expressed an interest in the 23-year-old, who has one year remaining of his contract at Hillsborough.

But Spurr seems destined to move to Rovers in a £200,000 deal having fallen down in the pecking order at Wednesday since manager Gary Megson’s arrival in February.

Mandaric confirmed that a deal ‘will eventually happen’.

Spurr, a graduate of the club’s youth system, has made 211 appearances for the Owls, having burst onto the scene at the age of 18.

He made 33 starts in all competitions last season before falling out of the first-team picture under Megson, who preferred Lewis Buxton in the left-back slot.

Spurr was involved in just two out of the final 12 matches of the League One campaign last term.

There are also major doubts over the long-term futures at Hillsborough of January signings Michael Morrison and Mark Reynolds, as Megson looks to reshape his squad.

Wednesday’s Carling Cup first-round tie with Blackpool will be screened on Sky and will take place on Thursday, August 11. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.