Sheffield Wednesday: Owls sign striker on loan

Matty Fryatt in action for Hull
Matty Fryatt in action for Hull

Matty Fryatt is in contention for a debut against Doncaster at Hillsborough tomorrow after joining Wednesday today on a month’s loan from Hull.

The deal follows an intensive search by the Owls for a forward.

Chairman Milan Mandaric and manager Dave Jones had both spoken of their hopes of clinching a deal before the weekend.

Fryatt, aged 27, was Hull’s top scorer for two years in succession when they were in the Championship.

His agent, Mark Taylor, said there was also interest from Birmingham, but the Hillsborough opportunity was a good one:

“Matty has not been getting the chance for first-team football at Hull, and Steve Bruce has said he needs more football.

“Having come back from a lengthy injury last season, Matt needs to be playing regularly, and one game a month in the Capital One Cup is not really enough for him at this stage.

“Matty just wants to go and play some games, hopefully score some goals, and then see where things go from there.

“He has a proven track record of goal-scoring. He scored 25 goals in 62 starts at Hull, and averaged one in two when at Leicester City.

“Unfortunately, after his injury last season, he came back a little early, but now after a full pre-season he has not had a chance in the Premier League, as Steve has often gone with more defenders on the bench.”

Fryatt is also said to have been a target for Barnsley and the subject of a proposed transfer-window move to Forest which fell through.