SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls sign Derby striker

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DAVE Jones’s pursuit of Chris McGuire ended in success today when the Derby striker signed a three-year contract at Hillsborough.

Neither club is revealing the fee for the 23-year-old who has two Scotland caps and cost County around £400,000 when they signed him from Aberdeen in the summer of last year.

Maguire, who made only eight appearances for the Rams and scored two goals, said: “I’m delighted to be here at Sheffield Wednesday. It’s a massive club and I’m looking forward to getting started.

“I wasn’t really given a chance there (at Derby) and needed a fresh start, and thankfully Wednesday have given me that.

“I want to show everybody at Sheffield Wednesday what I can do and hopefully they will give me the credit when I’m doing well. I just want to help the team and help the club move forward.

“I hope to bring a bit of creativity, chip in with a few goals and set up a few as well. The main objective for now is to work hard in pre-season and get the best start we can.”

Maguire spent the last three months of last season on loan at Portsmouth, for whom he made 11 appearances and hit three goals.

The Owls’ interest in Maguire emerged last week. He is the second signing in two days after the arrival of Crystal Palace centre half Anthony Gardner.