Megson keeps strike duo in dark

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GARY Megson is ready to bide his time before deciding on the futures of David McGoldrick and Clinton Morrison.

The two strikers have each said they are willing to extend their loan stays, McGoldrick at Hillsborough and Morrison at MK Dons.

But the Wednesday manager feels it is too early to say whether they will get their wish.

McGoldrick is due to go back to Forest after October 16, and the Morrison deal lasts until October 22.

Megson said longer stays had not been discussed by the clubs.

“David was just brought in for a month because of the position we were in, and he was available,” said the Owls chief.

“He made a good start with his goal at Yeovil. His fitness needs to come up a bit more in terms of the rest of the squad. He’s doing okay.

“It (a longer stay for McGoldrick) has not been mentioned, and there has been no contact between us and MK Dons since Clinton’s move happened.”

Megson will also be swayed by what happens in the next two or three weeks - and his more pressing issue concerns another striker, Ryan Lowe, who is a doubt for tomorrow’s match at Hartlepool.

Lowe, whose return to fitness was one of the reasons why Morrison was allowed to go, made a comeback as a sub against Exeter last Saturday but his ankle - the cause of his lay-off - is sore again.

Megson explained: “He’s got a bit of bone bruising. We need that to subside. At the moment he’s pretty sore. He’s champing at the bit to get himself out there; hopefully he will pick up sooner rather than later.”