Gilbert back with Owls

06 February 2007 01:04
Sheffield Wednesday full-back Peter Gilbert has returned to Hillsborough after having his loan stay at Doncaster Rovers terminated prematurely by mutual consent. Gilbert moved to the League One side in a bid to play first-team football after a nine-month absence through crucitate knee ligament damage. The 23-year-old made five appearances in his first month at Rovers, but has returned to Wednesday at the request of Owls boss Brian Laws. "It's great timing because we thought he wasn't going to be available to us on Saturday," Laws told the club's official website. "He was entitled to 31 days, but we've had a word with the FA and we can call him back on the 28th day with agreement from Doncaster, ourselves and the player. "We're all delighted because I think we are all aware of my weaknesses at the moment defensively and it will be nice and refreshing to have him back because he has had a lot of games in a short space of time. "He looks like he has come back full of beans and I hope he can give me something extra to what I've got."

Source: ESA