WEDNESDAY are switching their focus to the emergency loan market after a relatively quiet end to January.
Dave Jones, well known as a critic of the transfer window system, has confirmed that the Owls refused to make a “mad rush” into deals before the January window closed last night as they were not looking to buy players, and players can be borrowed for up to three months from the end of next week when the emergency market opens.
The club worked on “one or two things” before the window shut but were relaxed whether they came off yesterday or not.
Jones said: “With the loan window opening again in a week’s time, we have time to look at other things.”
He suggested that last week’s signing of Leroy Lita triggered the exit of Chris O’Grady to Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season.
Mark Reynolds has signed a four and a half year contract at Aberdeen after his Wednesday deal was terminated by mutual consent.
The left back was due to be with the Dons on loan all season but his release by the Owls made him a free agent who could then sign a full contract with the Scottish outfit. He said: “After a period of uncertainty, it’s great to get my future sorted out.”
Young striker Jarrod Kyle has also left Hillsborough by mutual consent. The Australian was the academy’s Player of the Year last season, but has not made a breakthrough at senior level.
He said on Twitter: “Would like to thank all the people who have had an impact on my life in Sheffield. I’ve really appreciated it. Wish all the lads the best for the remainder of the season.”
Wednesday continue to look at trialists, the latest Jeffrey Sarpong, a forward who is a free agent after leaving Real Sociedad.