The father of a rumoured Sheffield Wednesday target has retweeted a post asking whether his son could join the Owls.

Alan Nixon claimed on Thursday that Wednesday had failed with a bid to take the Wigan Athletic midfielder, Josh Windass, on loan.

But Nixon, the occasional Sun reporter, added that the Owls’ pursuit may not end there.

And recent activity on the Twitter account of Dean Windass, who played for both Wednesday and Sheffield United, appears to give credence to the rumour.


The younger Windass has scored four goals in 15 games for Wigan this season but wasn’t involved against the Owls on Tuesday, with the new Latics recruit Kieran Dowell preferred instead.

The 26-year-old is a product of the Huddersfield Town academy system, but began his professional career with Accrington Stanley after a spell at Harrogate Railway.

He later joined Rangers alongside his then-Stanley teammate Matt Crooks, now of Rotherham United, but moved to Wigan for a reported fee of £2 million after 19 goals and 13 assists in 73 games for the Gers.

Windass Jr in action for Wigan. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Windass Sr appeared twice while on loan to Sheffield Wednesday in the 2001/02 season, but returned to Middlesbrough without a goal to his name and joined United the following year.

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