Sheffield Wednesday agree deal to sign Wigan Athletic star Josh Windass on loan until the end of the season

Sheffield Wednesday are set to complete the signing of Wigan Athletic playmaker Josh Windass before tonight's 11pm transfer deadline.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:10 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:15 pm

The Star understands the Owls have agreed a deal to bring in Windass on loan until the end of the season.

It is thought Windass is heading to S6 to undergo a medical this evening ahead of completing the move.

Windass, the son of former Hull City striker Dean, who appeared twice while on loan to Wednesday in the 2001/02 campaign, began his professional career with Accrington Stanley after a spell at Harrogate Railway.

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The 26-year-old, a product of Huddersfield Town's youth system, joined Scottish big boys Rangers before the 2016 season.

He made 73 appearances for the Ibrox club during a turbulent two-year period, chipping in with 19 goals and 13 assists.

Windass moved to Wigan for a fee thought to be in the region of £2m in August 2018. He notched five goals as the Latics retained their Championship status.

But attacking midfielder Windass has been in and out of the side this time around. He has played 15 times, scoring four goals, but was left out of the Latics matchday squad for their recent duels with Swansea City and the Owls.

Josh Windass, right, is expected to join the Owls on loan. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Windass is expected to be joined at Wednesday by Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham.

The Owls, who have lost five out of their last six league matches to fall to 11th in the Championship standings, entertain ninth-placed Millwall tomorrow. Monk’s side have yet to win at home this calendar year.