Interest mounts in Odemwingie
Dave Jones has confirmed that former Blackpool forward Gary
Taylor-Fletcher is training with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls boss announced ahead of the weekend that the
experienced frontman is looking to keep himself fit in his search
for a new club.
The 32-year-old is currently available as a free agent after
seeing out his contract at Bloomfield Road.
Jones has not ruled out the possibility of Taylor-Fletcher
landing a permanent deal at Hillsborough, but will be keeping an
eye on his situation.
He will not travel to Portugal with the rest of the Owls squad
when they head out on their pre-season tour, but could still be
drafted into their plans before the 2013/14 campaign gets under
Jones told the Sheffield Star: “He’s just training with us and
we’ll see how it goes.
“Gary phoned and asked if he could train here. He was training
with Wrexham – why not train with us? There’s no harm in it. We’re
just looking at him.”
Meanwhile, Jones has played down the level of his interest in
former Bolton striker Kevin Davies – who was linked with a move to
Wednesday but has now linked up with League One outfit Preston
He added: “Preston is on Kevin’s doorstep and he’s got a
two-year deal, which probably suits him better.
“It wasn’t a definite about us wanting him, we’re looking at
other players as well.”
The 31-year-old forward has been looking for a route out of The
Hawthorns for some time, with a deadline day fiasco in January
seeing him fail to secure a switch to Queens Park Rangers.
With there little chance of him being offered a clean slate with
the Baggies, it is expected that the Nigeria international will be
on the move this summer.
As a proven goalscorer at the highest level, it comes as no
surprise to find that numerous clubs are readying an approach for
Sky Sports understands that West Ham United, Hull City,
Sunderland and Fulham would all welcome Odemwingie into their ranks
– joining Crystal Palace in the chase for his services.
He still has a year left to run on his contract at West Brom,
but reports suggest that a bid of around Â£1.5million
could be enough to lure the Baggies to the negotiating table.