Sheffield Wednesday appear to have taken the former Notts County winger Kieran Cummings on trial.

Wednesday named Cummings in their starting eleven for Tuesday afternoon’s Under-23s defeat against Millwall, alongside the former Bolton Wanderers striker De’Marlio Brown-Sterling.

The former played 63 minutes at Bracken Moor Lane, having recently spent time with the Owls’ Championship rivals, Brentford.

Cummings left Notts at the end of last season and is currently attached to Bourne Town in the United Counties League, Division One.

But his early displays there have soon caught the eye of higher division clubs, which was the plan all along according to his team’s co-manager Nathan Arnold.

Speaking to the Rutland & Stamford Mercury last month, Arnold said: “KC’s come down to us and put himself in the shop window.

“We’ve just enjoyed him while we’ve had him. He’s been a breath of fresh air for us and he’s got 10 or 15 per cent extra out of the lads around him.

“Young lads can now see that actually if you work hard and do the business on the pitch then there is an opportunity for them.

“He’s given a bit of hope and inspiration to the other young lads that anything is possible.

“For him to make that jump to Brentford just goes to show that it doesn’t make any difference to what level you’re playing at.

“You just never know who is watching and that’s the kind of message which has come out of KC’s situation.

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LINCOLN, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: Nathan Arnold of Lincoln City (R) takes the ball around Dean Gerken of Ipswich Town (L) and goes on to score during the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between Lincoln City and Ipswich Town at Sincil Bank Stadium on January 17, 2017 in Lincoln, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“I’ve been speaking to KC on a daily basis since he went down to Brentford. He could potentially be back within a couple of weeks, but hopefully things work out for him.

“We’re all rooting for him because he’s a fantastic kid with a great attitude and desire.

“I don’t know many players that have had the amount of setbacks he has had, but he still eats right, lives right and trains right.

“He’s still hungry and has that desire to go and be ambitious and play higher.

“He’s kept a strong head and I’ve managed to help him through that period because he was released by Notts County during lockdown and was then made some promises which didn’t come about.

“It’s easy for a young kid to get a bit disheartened and give up, but he’s done really well to keep himself in shape and his mind in the right place.

“KC always knows the door is open for him here, but ultimately this was the intention of him coming in and then kicking on so I’m really pleased for him.”

Wednesday’s U23s were beaten by a late Sean O’Brien goal after having Ciaran Brennan sent off earlier in the second half.

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