Beevers and Coke go on loan

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LOAN moves for Mark Beevers and Giles Coke mean a chance for them to kick-start their careers after losing their places in the Wednesday side.

Beevers has joined MK Dons until December 31, after the arrival on loan of David Kasnik from Olimpija Ljubljana and the establishment of Rob Jones and Danny Batth as the centre-back pairing.

Coke has signed for Bury until October 29 after falling further down the pecking order following the arrivals of Jose Semedo, David Prutton and Chris Lines.

Another deadline-day development was the start of Football League scrutiny of Gary Megson’s three early substitutions at Bradford which weakened the side.

A League spokesman said: “Following a comprehensive review in 2006, clubs committed to fielding first-team sides in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy as part of measures aimed at raising the competition’s profile and spectator appeal.

“This concerted effort from clubs has worked, with the competition enjoying increased attendances, sponsorship revenues and media coverage. The fact that Tuesday’s first-round match was shown live on Sky Sports is, in itself, a good example of the progress that has been made.

“The rules are not overly onerous...as is the case with all competing teams, the League will now review the side fielded by Sheffield Wednesday and consider whether it has satisfactorily complied with the competition’s full-strength policy.”

But the Owls did comply with the rules by starting with six of the men who had made the most appearances this season.