Sheffield Wednesday confirmed the short-term signing of former Cardiff midfielder Stephen McPhail on Thursday. The Irishman has recently been training with the Owls squad and has signed an initial deal that will see him stay at Hillsborough until the middle of January.
McPhail, who will turn 34 during his stint at S6, has suffered with injuries in recent seasons and as a result he fell down the pecking order and found his opportunities with Cardiff restricted. Last season he featured just twice in cup competitions for the Welsh side.
The former Republic of Ireland international spent 7 years at his first professional club, Leeds United and has also played for local rivals Barnsley in the past.
He is not a regular midfield goal scorer but is regarded as a skilled passer of the ball and if he can find some of his old form and fitness his ability and experience could boost an Owls midfield that is in need of some extra creativity and calmness in possession.