Are we in for Alfie?

Prolific striker: Millers hot-shot Adam Le Fondre is  being talked about as a  possible signing by Owls fans
Prolific striker: Millers hot-shot Adam Le Fondre is being talked about as a possible signing by Owls fans

Sheffield Wednesday supporters group Wednesdayite will tonight challenge Owls chairman Milan Mandaric about whether Millers frontman Adam Le Fondre is on the club’s transfer hitlist.

Manager Gary Megson has already given Mandaric a list of six players he would like to bring to the club for next season with the Rotherham United frontman likely to attract attention after scoring 24 goals in 43 starts during the current campaign.

The transfer target question will be among a number of issues raised by Wednesdayite members when they meet Mandaric for the first time since the multi-millionaire saved the club from administration last December.

Richard Davies, a director of Wednesdayite, says Mandaric will receive a warm welcome but must expect to be quizzed by Owls fans about how much he is willing to invest to get the club challenging for promotion next season.

He said: “We’ve not had the opportunity to meet with Mr Mandaric since he took control of the club last year.

“He has hosted a fans forum but this will be the first time he has met with Wednesdayite.

“What our members ask is down to them but I’d imagine they’d be keen to know how much he will be willing to spend during the summer.

“We’d imagine Gary Megson will be working with a League One budget after the Tommy Miller situation.

“He is sure to be asked who are the six names on the list that Megson has given him.”

Adam Le Fondre’s name has been banded about on various forums and amongst supporters.”

Current loan players would be popular signings, said Davies: “Danny Batth looks very accomplished at this level so he’d be one who I’d like to see back.

“Another is Neil Mellor, who has divided opinion with fans. But 20 goals is a good achievement. Mr Mandaric saved our club from extinction. We’re very pleased with both him and Gary Megson.”

Whether Mandaric reveals the list or not is down to the Serbian’s discretion.

Le Fondre had an excellent first half of the season before falling out of favour.

A brace at Aldershot on Saturday marked his return to the Millers line-up and new boss Andy Scott is already saying he can make him even better.

The meeting, in the 1867 lounge at Hillsborough, starts at 7.30pm and is open to Wednesdayite members only.