Owls face stiff Green competition

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday appear destined to miss out on highly-rated right winger Danny Green.

Two Championship clubs, including Ipswich Town, are interested in the 22-year-old’s services. Peterborough United are also big admirers of the wide player and are preparing to table a bid.

Earlier this week, Owls boss Gary Megson told The Star the club had an offer rejected for Green, who has two years left to run of his deal at Dagenham and Redbridge. To beat off competition from elsewhere, Wednesday will have to up their bid and then look to offer Green a lucrative financial package.

Green, who was signed from Bishop’s Stortford on a free transfer in 2009, notched 12 goals in 46 league and cup outings for the Daggers last season. He also claimed 12 assists as John Still’s side dropped out of League One on the final day of the season.

Following his exploits at Dagenham, it seems inevitable the wide man will leave this summer and Green could ignore Wednesday’s overtures and instead opt to ply his trade in the second tier of English football.

Posh director of football Barry Fry has admitted he has already spoken to Daggers chief Still about the possibility of signing Green.

“We are aware that people like Ipswich and Crystal Palace are in for the boy [Green] as well,” said Fry, who is currently in Cyprus for the Football League chairmen’s annual meeting. “But we’re very hopeful that might be concluded over this week.”

Nottingham Forest striker Nathan Tyson, who had been linked with a move to Wednesday, is on the verge of joining Derby County on a free-transfer. The 29-year-old is set to meet with Rams chief Tom Glick to discuss a deal. In his five-and-a-half year spell at the City Ground, Tyson, a £675,000 buy from Wycombe, has scored 42 goals in 213 appearances.