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Sheffield Wednesday's divisional rivals could snatch Owls star, Crystal Palace eye £40m sensation

Sheffield Wednesday's hopes of avoided relegation were dealt another brutal hammer-blow last weekend, as Darren Moore's side slumped to a 4-1 defeat away to QPR, while relegation rivals Birmingham City, Rotherham and Huddersfield all picked up points.

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As things stand, the Owls are seven points behind 21st place Coventry City, and have six games left to close the gap and leapfrog the Sky Blues into safety.

QPR boss Mark Warburton spoke to the Star after his side's win over Wednesday, and said: “You look at the (Owls') squad… We prepared really well for this game, because we knew the threat Wednesday posed. Of course they’re fighting for their lives.

“Darren has come in and done a great job to galvanise it, but you look at Bannan, Reach, Hutchinson, Windass, Rhodes, and the physicality at the back - they’re a really good team. But this league is so demanding, and if you have a bad run and can’t get out of it, you’ll find yourself in a really difficult position.

“There’s never ever an easy game… This league is relentless. I’ve got a lot of respect for Sheffield Wednesday and I know Darren will galvanise them, so I think they have got enough - I think it’s going to be very, very tight come the last game of the season.”

Next up, the Owls will look to bounce back tomorrow evening, when they host promotion-chasing Swansea City at Hillsborough

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield Wednesday and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to last weekend's action continues:

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