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Former Premier League prospect finds new club after failing to earn Wednesday contract

A recent Sheffield Wednesday trialist has found a new club after his release by Crystal Palace earlier this year.

Giovanni McGregor, who came through the ranks at Palace, played in the Wednesday Under-23s’ defeat against Hull City at the end of September.

Speaking after the game, the Owls manager Lee Bullen told Yorkshire Live: “They [McGregor and another trialist, Marley Blair] have both been in for a week or so and we have got decisions to make on them.

“We will have a chat with them today. I will speak to Steve [Haslam, the Wednesday academy boss] and we will decide which way we are going to go.”

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But according to Transfermarkt, McGregor signed for Dulwich Hamlet the following month, and he has already appeared for the popular non-league side.

The Hamlet already employ the former Crystal Palace youngster Reise Allassani, who, incidentally, trialled at Wednesday himself, in 2016.

According to London News Online, Allassani was due to become a permanent Owls player before a serious injury scuppered his hopes of a deal.

The attacker left Dulwich Hamlet for Coventry City two years later, but returned to his former club in September.

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Wednesday are said to be operating an ‘open door policy’ with regard to trialists this season.

As well as McGregor and Blair, Okera Simmonds [last of Accrington Stanley], Callum Huxley [Wrexham], Colin Odutayo [Aston Villa] and De’Marlio Brown-Sterling [Bolton Wanderers] have all had seemingly unsuccessful spells at Middlewood Road since the start of the campaign.

But none of those appear to have secured new homes since exiting the Owls.

One player, Korede Adedoyin, did impress enough to earn a contract at Hillsborough, however.

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