Sheffield Wednesday make a decision on former Liverpool youngster, Okera Simmonds

Sheffield Wednesday have made a decision on whether to sign former Liverpool youngster, Okera Simmonds, after a spell training with the club.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 5:00 pm

Simmonds, 20, was spotted playing for the U23s earlier this month, with Lee Bullen taking a closer look in a handful of friendly games with a view to potentially signing him.

The attacker, who has spent time with the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley since leaving the Reds, looked to be doing all the right things as he spent some time with Garry Monk and his first team recently, and by all accounts he’s done pretty well in the games that he’s played.

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After Simmonds’ first appearance against Birmingham City, Bullen told The Star, “To be fair to him, for the time he was on I thought he did well. He handled it, was a physical presence and understood the game plan with the high press and trying to set the triggers to force Birmingham to give us back the ball.

“So he’s one we’ll look at again, but it’s very difficult for any trialist nowadays. With the club and their finances, we’ve got to be careful who we bring in.”

But despite seemingly making a good impression, The Star has been led to believe that the Owls have opted against signing Simmonds at this point in time, with the youngster now beginning his search for a new club elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Wednesday do have another trialist on board at present, with Calum Huxley scoring the winner against Cardiff City’s U23s over the weekend, though it remains to be seen when a decision will be made on his potential Hillsborough future.

Okera Simmonds has been on trial with Sheffield Wednesday's U23s.

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