Daggers bring back Strevens

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.

The 32-year-old returns to the club for the second time after

previously helping the club to promotion from the Football

Conference in 2007.

After spells at Barnet and Crawley, the striker scored 40 goals

in 123 games for the Daggers before moving to Brentford in 2009. He

left Griffin Park for Wycombe in 2011 and joined Gillingham in the


Dagenham boss John Still was delighted with being reunited with

the striker once again.

He said: “We wanted to get someone in with a touch more

experience, and since Dwight left us we have been short of


“Having played with me at Barnet and here at Dagenham, I know

his capabilities and he is the ideal player at this particular

moment to come in.

Strevens added: “I just want to play really.

“I’ve been with a team who have been top of the table in

Gillingham but once I knew what the gaffer wanted to do here, I

just wanted to come, get games and hopefully help the club push up

the table.”