Josh McEachran could soon be back in football with Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship rivals Birmingham City.

Josh McEachran flew out to Wednesday’s Portuguese training camp at the start of July and joined the Owls’ pre-season tour of Germany later that month.

But the released Brentford midfielder was allowed to explore ‘other avenues’ after Lee Bullen took charge on an interim basis in the wake of Bruce’s defection to Newcastle United.

McEachran later resurfaced on trial at Birmingham and recently appeared for the Blues Under-23s against Sheffield United.

And asked if the 26-year-old is in line for a permanent St Andrew’s deal, the City manager Pep Clotet told Birmingham Live: “Probably there is going to be a development soon but nothing new at the moment.

“He trained very well, he has made a positive impact and I expect a conclusion this very soon.

“I cannot say much, at the end of the day it’s the club that makes it happen or doesn’t make it happen.”

Clotet and Monk together at Birmingham (photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Sheffield Wednesday, who have since appointed Clotet’s former colleague Garry Monk as manager, later strengthened their options in central midfield with the arrival of Massimo Luongo from Queens Park Rangers.

Should he sign for Birmingham, McEachran could find himself reunited with Wednesday at Hillsborough on 27 November.

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