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Exclusive: Championship rivals take teenager on trial after Wednesday weighed up offer

Brentford are taking a look at former Sheffield Wednesday trialist Jesurun Uchegbulam, a source has told SWN.

Uchegbulam, who plays for non-league Mossley, spent time with the Owls in October and November and appeared for the Under-23s in a 3-0 defeat against Barnsley.

Wednesday’s decision-makers were expected to meet in early December as they weighed up offering a full-time contract.

But a move to Hillsborough failed to materialise for reasons unknown.

Uchegbulam, a quick and skilful winger, has continued to impress for Mossley in the meantime.

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And Brentford have now been alerted to the teenager’s talent.

The promotion-chasing Championship side took Uchegbulam to Cyprus with them on Monday, where he played the final 30 minutes of Brentford B’s 6-0 win against Pafos.

He is due to spend the rest of the week with the Bees, after which it is hoped that a decision will be made regarding his future.

Uchegbulam would link up with Paris Maghoma – the brother of ex-Owl, Jacques – if he moved to Brentford.

Wednesday have already handed deals to three young trialists – Osaze Urhoghide, Manuel Hidalgo and Ryan Galvin – since last summer.

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