£700,000 John set for home debut

Fresh chance: John Bostock is pleased to have joined the Owls
Fresh chance: John Bostock is pleased to have joined the Owls
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OWLS new boy John Bostock is poised to make his Hillsborough bow tomorrow against Yeovil.

The 20-year-old loan signing from Spurs could be handed a full debut.

Manager Gary Megson never names his team publicly beforehand but admitted that home fans can expect to see the £700,000 midfield man at some stage.

“Tottenham were quite keen that he gets the minutes under his belt here,” said the Owls chief.

“He is a quality player. He started down at Palace, went for a lot of money as a youngster - whether that’s the ideal thing I’m not so sure - and his career has hit a bit of a standstill.

“He’s been out on loan at Hull and Brentford, and now he’s got the opportunity here. I don’t have the time or the inclination to wait. Everybody, when they get the opportunity, has to work hard and play well. John certainly did that on Tuesday.”

Bostock played as a sub at MK Dons. “He showed his talent when he ran with the ball from his own half,” said Megson. “He’s really languid on the ball and has great touch and control. He’s got to find a way of applying himself so he can have a lot more impact on the game than ordinarily he might do.

“We have central midfield players who are very good at tackling, or closing down, or running forward with the ball, or picking a pass; John is a bit different - he can play wide or in the middle.”

Bostock said: “I’m delighted to be here. I know Wednesday is a massive club; just to train with the lads at the stadium was amazing, so I’m really looking forward to the game.”

Bostock was signed by Spurs from Crystal Palace when he was 16 and admits that he has faced a “challenging” time with them. “But now I’m just getting my head down to play games and hopefully I can kick on,” he said.