Ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss named favourite to join local rivals, Swansea City eye ex-wonderkid

Sheffield Wednesday's draw with Nottingham Forest last weekend was enough to take their relegation battle down to the final game of the season, after Derby County slipped up against Swansea City.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 9:08 am
Sheffield Wednesday transfer news

The Owls and the Rams will meet at Pride Park this Saturday afternoon, and, should Rotherham United fail to win either of their remaining two matches, a win for Wednesday would see them leapfrog both sides to secure safety in the most dramatic fashion.

Speaking after last weekend's dramatic action came to a close, Derby boss Wayne Rooney revealed: “We know we have to win the game next week, I think that’s simple… The preparations this week won’t be anything crazy or drastic – there won’t be big changes and we’re prepare the way we prepare for any game.

“It’s on us to get the players ready, and we have to go and win. We don’t’ have to look over our shoulders to find out how they’re getting on, because we’ll have them in front of us. It’s a game where we have to want it more, and I’ll make sure the players are ready.

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Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has insisted his side won't be "too scared" of the Premier League's top sides next season, and that they're "better prepared" for top tier football this time around after their relegation last year. (BBC Sport)

“If win the game, and we have a big chance of staying up.”

Meanwhile, the Sheffield Wednesday Supporters' Trust are calling for answers after a national media report claimed the club have failed to pay the team's wages for the month of April.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield Wednesday and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to last weekend's action continues:

Stoke City have been tipped to beat Millwall in the battle to land Fleetwood Town starlet Jay Matete. He's set to cost around £800k, and has impressed on loan with Grimsby Town this season. (The Sun)
Should West Ham United fail to capture Jesse Lingard when the transfer window opens, they've been tipped to mount a challenge for Norwich's £40m star Emi Buendia. Aston Villa and Leeds have also been linked with the attacking midfielder. (Mirror)
Reading loanee Tomas Esteves has talked up his chances of breaking into the Porto side next season, as he prepares to return to his parent club in the summer. He's described playing for his boyhood club as "the dream" (Sport Witness)
Newcastle could make a move for Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O'Brien, who could be sold for £4m this summer. He's been eyed as a low-cost alternative to loan star Joe Willock, whose brother Chris was on loan with the Terriers last season. (The Sun)
Preston North End, Sunderland, Blackburn and Ipswich have all been linked with Crewe Alexandra forward Owen Dale. The 12-goal forward netted twice in his side's win over Charlton last week, and will be in high demand when the transfer window opens. (Football Insider)
West Ham are rumoured to have joined the likes of Burnley and Leicester City in pursuing Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall. The £12m-rated ace has been tipped to be sold in order to fund a major squad overhaul for his side this summer. (The 72)
Nottingham Forest look to have joined Blackburn and Bristol City in keeping tabs on Blackpool sensation Jerry Yates. The League One hot-shot has propelled his side into the play-off places with 20 goals this season. (The Athletic)
Ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has been named as favourite for the Doncaster Rovers job. However, sources close to the club understand that he isn't in the running to becoming Darren Moore's successor. (SkyBet)
Brentford, Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City have all been credited with an interest in ex-Scotland U21 international Ryan Gauld. The former wonderkid is currently playing his football out in Portugal with top tier side FC Farense. (Team Talk)