Young Sheffield Wednesday midfielder set for Macclesfield Town loan move

Owls youngster Connor Kirby is poised to join League Two side Macclesfield Town on a season long-loan deal.

By Dom Howson
Wednesday, 07 August, 2019, 14:20

Several English Football League clubs are believed to have expressed an interest in the midfielder this summer.

But the 20-year-old, who joined the Wednesday academy eight years ago, has elected to continue his football education with Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield.

Kirby made his Owls debut in April 2018, coming on as a second half substitute in their Championship victory over Reading.

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Connor Kirby is leaving Sheffield Wednesday on a temporary basis. Picture: James Wilson/Sportimage

He played three times last year, including two run-outs in the League Cup. His last outing came against West Bromwich Albion back in October when Wednesday squandered a two-goal lead at Hillsborough.