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Former Owls target Sam Cosgrove yet to start for Birmingham since January move

Former Sheffield Wednesday transfer target Sam Cosgrove has yet to start for relegation rivals Birmingham City since joining the Blues late in the January transfer window.

Cosgrove joined Birmingham from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen for £2 million.

But if Wednesday had reportedly gotten their way, he could have joined the ranks at Hillsborough.

According to the Evening Express, the Owls wanted to sign Cosgrove yet they failed to follow through in their interest after hearing Aberdeen’s price-tag for the player.

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Cosgrove had attracted plenty of interest from Championship clubs after netting an impressive 47 goals in 102 games for the Dons since joining from Carlisle United.

But the 24-year-old has struggled to make an impact at St Andrew’s.

Cosgrove has featured for a combined 80 minutes in six substitute appearances at Birmingham, failing to find the net or warrant a first start for his new club.

Birmingham are deep in the scrap for relegation rival. Aitor Karanka signed Cosgrove but has since been dismissed as Blues manager and replaced by Lee Bowyer.

It hasn’t been an ideal start for 6ft 4inch former Everton youth player.

Wednesday, meanwhile, have lacked a player of Cosgrove’s ilk all season following the departure of Steven Fletcher at the end of his contract last summer.

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While Calum Paterson has filled that role upfront, it’s likely Cosgrove would have received more opportunities to feature at Wednesday alongside Jordan Rhodes.

In the scrap for Championship survival, Wednesday are six points adrift of Birmingham and safety heading in to the final stretch of the campaign.

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