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Loan watch

13 February 2013


Sheffield Wednesday currently have six players away from Hillsborough on temporary deals and tracks their progress with the loan report below.


Liam Palmer: The young midfielder has been a big hit at Tranmere Rovers and an ever-present this term in all competitions.


The 21-year-old first signed on loan for the Prenton Park club in the summer of 2012 and, such has been his impact, Rovers moved to extend his stay until the end of the season.



The academy product has gained valuable first team experience over the Pennines and is out to aid Rovers in their push for promotion with the Wirral side well-placed in League 1, currently in third spot.


Before extending his Rovers loan stay, Palmer signed a new two and a half year deal with Wednesday.


Caolan Lavery: The Owls confirmed in January that Development Squad member Lavery would join Southend United on a youth loan deal until the end of the season.


The 20-year-old has been a regular on the scoresheet for the Owls’ Under-21s and has slotted in well at Roots Hall having made four appearances so far.



The striker has started each game on the bench but has made a positive impression upon his introduction to the action and gained an assist on Tuesday as the Shrimpers lost 2-1 to Cheltenham.


Danny Mayor: Since Mayor’s switch to Wednesday from Preston last summer, the midfielder has been on the fringes of the first team with nine appearances for the Owls and a number of outings for the Under-21s.


Mayor joined Southend on Tuesday of this week on an initial 28-day loan deal and was thrust straight into the action as the Shrimpers played host to Cheltenham in League 2.



Although Paul Sturrock’s side suffered a 2-1 home defeat, Southend remain within touching distance of the play-off positions.


Chris Lines: The Owls’ midfield man suffered a setback in pre-season with a groin injury that saw him sidelined until November.


Now in the hunt for regular first team action, Lines linked up with MK Dons in January 2013 and made his debut in the club’s 4-2 FA Cup win over QPR at Loftus Road.



The 27-year-old has made four appearances for the Dons, who have plenty of work to do in their remaining 16 games as they sit ten points shy of the play-off picture.


Matthew Fletcher: After impressing in the SWFC Under-21 squad this season, Fletcher sealed a loan move to Blue Square Bet Premier side Cambridge United in order to gain first team experience.



The Australian-born forward signed a one-month loan deal with the U’s in January and has since made two appearances; a 0-0 draw with Grimsby on his debut and a 2-1 win over Telford seven days later.


Chris O’Grady: The former Rochdale striker joined Barnsley until the end of the season on transfer deadline day in January.


The 27-year-old has featured twice for the Reds, coming off the bench both times as Barnsley recorded wins over Blackpool and Middlesbrough on the road.


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