Barnsley sign O’Grady on loan

Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O’Grady has joined

Championship rivals Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season to

bolster their fight against relegation.

O’Grady has made 60 appearances for the Owls since joining from

Rochdale in August 2011, scoring 13 goals.

He has scored six times this term, including the Owls’ winner

against the Reds at Oakwell back in December.

But his last appearance came on January 1st and Owls boss Dave

Jones has deemed the 27-year-old surplus to requirements this term

as he seeks to keep his 20th-placed side in the Championship.

He joins a Barnsley team currently sitting in 22nd in the table

– four points from safety – and is eligible for the Tykes’ trip to

Blackpool on Saturday.