Manager comments on Sheffield Wednesday’s links to talented midfielder Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson’s name was one that was linked with Sheffield Wednesday this week, and his Portadown manager says that he’s not surprised.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 5:36 pm

The 21-year-old midfielder, who is the captain of his side in Northern Ireland, was said to have made it onto the Owls’ watchlist as they plan for the future, with The Sun reporting that Wednesday were ‘eyeing up’ a move for the Portadown skipper.

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Matthew Tipton, however, insists that there’s been no contact from Darren Moore’s side, but admitted that he’s pleased that clubs in England are keeping an eye on his players.

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As quoted by News Letter, the former Oldham Athletic and Bury striker, said, “Since I came into Portadown in 2018 it has been an area I wanted to enhance and over the past few years we’ve had players move to professional clubs in England and many accept invites to train or attend trials… The rumours over Luke and Sheffield Wednesday came out of the blue and certainly it is not a case of holding any talks.

“It may have been surprising to see transfer links, but I’m not surprised that professional clubs are looking at our players… Someone like Luke has been captain and played around 100 games of first-team football by 21 years old, growing and developing all the time.

“Portadown has a proud tradition of youth development and I was keen to build on that to ensure opportunities for players and to benefit the club.”

It remains to be seen whether anything more will come from SWFC’s reported interest, but it might be one worth keeping an eye on.

Portadown captain Luke Wilson. Pic by Pacemaker.

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