Sheffield Wednesday: Llera rejected loan move

Miguel Llera wanted to fight for a place
Miguel Llera wanted to fight for a place

Miguel Llera has revealed that he rejected a long-term loan move before the summer transfer window closed because he wanted to play for the Owls.

The defender is also determined to seize the opportunity if he is given his first start of the season against Yeovil today.

Llera says that there was interest in him from the Championship and League One but he told Dave Jones he wanted to stay both for football and family reasons:

“Some clubs asked if I wanted to leave but I spoke with the manager and told him my first idea was to stay at the club.”

He has moved house and has a youngster who has just changed schools, as well: “To leave on loan for six months and change my family again is too hard on them.

“I told him that I am 100 per cent focused on staying at the club and helping the club to earn a better position, and that I am happy to play for this club.

“I would also say thank you to the fans for the support they have given me in the last couple of months.

“I think my moment will arrive; maybe now, maybe in the next couple of weeks.

“Last season I think I did well for this club. People know what I can do.

“Any player coming in, if he plays it’s because he’s better, He has to prove he’s better.

“I have trained well; I am fit and ready to play, and waiting for the moment.

“When you don’t play, you are always a bit sad. But I respect the decision.

“If we are on the bench, we support the 11, and if the manager needs any help we are ready for that.”