Sheffield Wednesday: Owls complete Wickham loan deal

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WEDNESDAY this afternoon completed the loan signing of Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.

Owls chairman Milan Mandaric had earlier confirmed that the club were close to landing the England Under 21 centre forward.

He will go straight into the squad to face Derby at Hillsborough tomorrow.

Mandaric said that “two or three” other clubs were chasinng the 20-year-old.

Sunderland say that Wickham will be with Owls until March 9.

The Black Cats blocked an attempt by Dave Jones to sign Wickham on loan in November but feel they can now let him out for games at Championship level.

More in The Star tomorrow.