Beevers set to rejoin Wednesday

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OWLS defender Mark Beevers sees his loan at promotion rivals MK Dons end after their game at Brentford on Saturday.

Dons manager Karl Robinson would like the defender’s stay to be extended but does not expect this to be possible.

He said: “I don’t think Sheffield Wednesday will let it happen and I don’t blame them because we’re all fighting for the same position.

“Mark Beevers has been excellent. I’d love to keep him but we haven’t got the financial strength to lure him here.

“He’s been a great servant for us while he has been here, and I know he wants to stay.”

The 22-year-old centre half has made 14 appearances for Dons during a four-month stay but was replaced by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe for Monday’s 3-0 win at Leyton Orient.

Robinson explained: “I had to make the decision as to whether or not play him [Beevers] until he leaves in January or do it now to see how Mathias Doumbe and the back four cope.

“Doumbe coming in was exceptional and that shows our strength in depth.”

Beevers was allowed to join MK Dons on transfer deadline day in August at a time when he was out of the Wednesday side and the club were looking to trim the wage bill; it was also a opportunity for the defender to get games.

The Owls have employed the hit partnership of Danny Batth and Rob Jones, and they signed Miguel Llera from Blackpool until January as cover.

Derby manager Nigel Clough has confirmed that talks are on-going over goalkeeper Stephen Bywater, who is wanted by the Owls.

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