MARK Beevers has played his last game for Wednesday - as the Owls get set to cash in on a full transfer to Millwall for the centre half.
An early recall from his loan stay with the Lions is no longer a consideration and Anthony Gardner’s injury has proved less serious than first feared. The clubs have lined up a full deal which will go through when the transfer window opens in January and Beevers’ loan spell ends.
It has been claimed that Millwall will be paying only £250,000 for the 23-year-old but the The Star understands that the fee is substantially more than this. It could aid any plans to strengthen the Owls squad in January - perhaps with a striker signing.
Wednesday also feel they are covered at centre half, with Anthony Gardner, Miguel Llera and Martin Taylor competing for two positions, which is why Beevers went out on loan. Llera and Gardner are left-side centre backs, like Beevers.
The Barnsley-born defender was not a regular under Dave Jones or his predecessor Gary Megson during the League One promotion season and spent four months on loan at MK Dons.
He had a spell in the team early this season after summer signing Gardner was injured, but was allowed to join Millwall in October, initially to get games. But he has done so well for Millwall, playing alongside Danny Shittu, that the Lions wanted to keep him.
Beevers said: “I have come down here and enjoyed it. I am glad it has worked out. We’ve been getting good results. I have just been able to play my football.”
Millwall, unbeaten in 13 games and seventh in the table, are also said to have made a £1m bid for their eight=goal, on-loan West Brom striker Chris Wood, who was a target for Wednesday when Megson was manager.