Sheffield Wednesday: Owls striker on the move

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Sheffield Wednesday: Chris O’Grady is poised to join Barnsley.

The on-off deal for the Sheffield Wednesday striker is back on after the clubs agreed a fee after a second Barnsley offer to the Owls was accepted.

It is expected the fee will be undisclosed but it is likely to be in the region of £300,000, just a bit less than Wednesday paid for him when they bought him from Rochdale two years ago.

The player - who had a year left on his contract at Hillsborough - was understood to be discussing personal terms with Barnsley last night but no snags were anticipated.

He had an exceptionally successful loan spell at Oakwell in the second half of last season and was happy working with David Flitcroft with whom he worked when the Barnsley man was coach at Rochdale.

The 27-year-old was no longer a regular in the Owls front line when he was allowed to join Barnsley on loan in January to the end of the season and few expected him to have a future next season as a regular starter with the Owls.

He got six goals in 16 appearances in helping Barnsley avoid relegation. He netted three in 21 league games for the Owls.