Strike pair wait on Wednesday fate

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GARY Megson has two striking decisions to make this week.

The Sheffield Wednesday manager has to make his mind up on whether or not he wants to renew David McGoldrick’s loan deal, which expired after the Steel City derby, and decide on Clinton Morrison’s long-term future at Hillsborough.

McGoldrick, who joined on an emergency one-month loan from Nottingham Forest to ease Wednesday’s striker shortage, has returned to the City Ground after making four appearances for Megson’s troops. He started three times, scoring on his debut in the come-from-behind victory at Yeovil Town.

The Nottingham-born forward was omitted from the 16-man squad who drew 2-2 at neighbours Sheffield United. Now Steve Cotterill has been appointed boss at Forest, there is a possibility McGoldrick could be given an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Championship strugglers.

Megson has three senior strikers currently at his disposal in Gary Madine, the leading goalscorer in League One, Chris O’Grady, who netted his first goal for the club on Sunday, and Ryan Lowe, who is still recovering from an ankle problem. The Wednesday chief has stated he prefers to have four players competing for starting berths up front.

Morrison is set to return to Wednesday on October 22 when his loan deal runs out at MK Dons.

The 32-year-old has caught the eye at the League One club, bagging three goals in five appearances. Morrison is enjoying his stint at the League One club and has said he wants the loan to be extended.