Sheffield Wednesday: More players set to go out on loan

Caolan Lavery has joined Portsmouth on loan
Caolan Lavery has joined Portsmouth on loan
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Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal says that more players will follow Caolan Lavery out of Hillsborough on loan.

The Northern Ireland under 21 international joined Portsmouth this week in a bid to get game time having found himself on the periphery of the Owls squad and it looks likely that others will be looking for a temporary new home.

Carlos Carvalhal

Carlos Carvalhal

Carvalhal would not reveal who the players in question were but said: "I talked with the players face-to-face and they know. I think it is not polite to say in public which players they are.

"But they know we are trying to arrange a place for them to play and to be probably more happy because players are happy when they are playing."

On Lavery leaving, the Portuguese added that the potential opportunity to be in the Northern Ireland squad for Euro 2016 next summer was part of the decision to head for the south coast.

"He is one of the players I felt all the time he wanted to play and needed to play, also because of the national team," said Carvalhal.

"It is not a good situation to a coach or a player when they have these kind of wishes and at the same time you have big competition on the team.

"I talked with him a lot of time, I asked him what he wants. He told me his wishes.

"He has this opportunity with a coach that wants him a lot and it was decisive to him. To me it is very important because he is happy. He will play, I hope that he will do good. We will follow him because he is our player, like we do with Marnick Vermijl.

"I hope he will come back to Sheffield Wednesday more strong in the future. It is why we want to loan him now."