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