Sheffield Wednesday: Sheridan welcomes Lavery loan

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Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery has joined Plymouth on loan until January 1.

Pilgrims boss and former Owls star John Sheridan said: “I’ve watched him a few times and I’ve had really good reports on him.

“He’s played in the reserves and been involved with the first team at Sheffield Wednesday – I know a few people there and they said: ‘No danger – take him.’

“He scores goals at reserve-team level, so hopefully he will come in here, try to get a few starts, and get a few goals for us.

“He’s really keen to come and play. I’m very pleased to get him.

“Hopefully Caolan will come in, give us that extra bit of bite, and push the people who are already here.

“It’s not a case that you bring some in and they are guaranteed to play. It’s competition for places and he’ll add to what we’ve got.”

Lavery broadens the League Two outfit’s options though they beat Lincoln 5-0 in the FA Cup this week, aided by a hat-trick from Reuben Reid.

They are at home to Dagenham and Redbridge tomorrow.

Lavery was also a target for Scunthorpe but then the Iron’s ex-Owls manager Brian Laws was sacked.

The Owls youngster played in Northern Ireland Under 21s’ 1-0 win against Cyprus on Tuesday.

Dave Jones sees a loan move as the next step in the promising 21-year-old’s development though he is not considered to be ready for regular Championship football yet.