Revealed: why Sheffield Wednesday have chosen not to sign 'talented' former Premier League duo

Sheffield Wednesday have made decisions on the immediate futures of two former Premier League starlets on trial with the club, The Star understands.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 1:22 pm

Former Liverpool and Burnley attacker Marley Blair and former Crystal Palace midfielder Giovanni McGregor have been training with the club for over a week and both featured in last night’s 1-0 defeat at Hull City.

And despite both impressing in their time with Lee Bullen’s under-23 side, The Star can reveal that the club have decided not to extend their stays with the club.

Blair, 20, was lively in his two appearances – against Barnsley and in the match last night – while playmaker McGregor, 21, played all 90 minutes at the KCOM Stadium.

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Giovanni McGregor and Marley Blair will not have their stays at Sheffield Wednesday extended despite impressing during their time at the club.

It is understood that the pair were told in meetings with the club this morning that despite their ‘considerable talent’, they didn’t see an immediate route to first team football in their positions at this time.

Meanwhile new forward Korede Adedoyin, formerly of Everton, made his debut at Hull but was sent off late in the defeat for a high challenge.

He remains the only new external signing for the club’s under-23 squad, who look likely to add old faces in the coming weeks as the Owls’ departure from the Carabao Cup was confirmed.

No fewer than four academy graduates; Ciaran Brennan, Conor Grant, Liam Waldock and Charles Hagan, made their first team debuts for Garry Monk’s side over the course of eight days in the competition.

Monk has repeatedly spoken about the need to change the culture at Wednesday into a ‘younger, hungrier’ environment.


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