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Deadline Day: Wednesday Striker Joins Reds

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31 Jan 2013 13:45:43

Deadline Day: Wednesday Striker Joins Reds

Another frontman in at Oakwell

The Reds have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O'Grady on loan for the remainder of the season, to further bolster their attacking options.

27-year-old O'Grady played under Reds boss David Flitcroft in his time with Rochdale before joining Wednesday in 2011. He has been in decent form for the Owls this season, scoring 6 goals in all competitions, including the winner in Wednesday's 1-0 win at Oakwell in December.

He netted 34 goals in three seasons at Rochdale, joining after a successful loan spell. Before then, he has played for Leicester, Notts County, Rushden & Diamonds, Rotherham and Oldham.

The arrival of O'Grady has seemingly paved the way for Mido to leave, after it was announced he had reached a compensation agreement with the club. The Egyptian managed just 27 minutes since joining in July. 

A frenetic deadline day for once at Oakwell, the Reds being linked with moves for Stoke veteran Rory Delap, who would presumably be a replacement should John Stones join Wigan.

Another name being thrown around is that of former winger Adam Hammill. The 25-year-old Scouser left Barnsley for Wolves in 2011 after 73 appearances for the Reds. 

Source: TykesMAD


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