Sheffield Wednesday: Owls await Fryatt decision

Matty Fryatt celebrates his second goal in the 5-2 win against Reading in November, with Connor Wickham in the background

Matty Fryatt celebrates his second goal in the 5-2 win against Reading in November, with Connor Wickham in the background

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Wednesday target Matty Fryatt is committed to Hull City at least for the time being after being promised a place in the FA Cup final as well as a contract offer.

The striker has placed a decision on his future on hold and says he has yet to consider it seriously, though his current deal runs out this summer.

He is high in the Owls’ thoughts as they attempt to sign a striker who can score 20 goals in a season.

But Fryatt says: “I’m a free agent; I haven’t really thought too much about it (his future).”

He can focus on the Wembley showdown with Arsenal a week tomorrow after being told by boss Steve Bruce that he will play, and he wants to start against Everton at the KC Stadium on Sunday in the Tigers’ final Premier League game of the season.

Fryatt scored with a superb 25-yard strike in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester United on Tuesday after going on as a half-time sub. But he has not been a regular in Bruce’s league side.

His form for Wednesday and four goals while on loan with them, plus his success in FA Cup ties since his return to Hull, could make him a target for several clubs.

Stuart Gray believes that the striker will have decide whether he wants to take a new deal at Hull and possibly only play a bit part there, or move and play regular first-team football.

Fryatt says: “It’s been an odd season. It could arguably work out being the best I’ve ever had, though I’ve played the least, barring the one when I was out injured. Career-wise. it’s the best position I’ve been in, for me and the team.

“I’ve just gone along with things. We’ll wait and see. Whatever chance I do get, I want to do well.

“The lads have been superb. I respect the signings (made by Hull). I’ve enjoyed it even though it’s frustrating, because I want to play. I understand it and get on with it.”