Kirkland shines on Owls debut

Kirkland, a free signing from Wigan earlier this summer, pulled off

a top-class save to deny Doncaster’s summer signing David Syers

from giving the home side a first-half lead. Owls trialist Marlon

Harewood appeared for the first half and other summer signings Nejc

Pecnik and Chris Maguire were also on show for Dave Jones’

Championship side. Wednesday displayed a greater urgency to attack,

with Pecnik seeing his first-time strike cleared off the line by

Paul Quinn. Rovers striker Chris Brown went close to snatching

victory for his side in the 80th minute but lashed a shot over the

crossbar when under pressure from Owls defender Miguel Llera.