Journalist names two young Sheffield Wednesday players who could leave in January
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Journalist names two young Sheffield Wednesday players who could leave in January

Sheffield Wednesday duo Alex Hunt and Osaze Urhoghide have been listed as two potential players who could depart on loan in January, Dom Howson told Yorkshire Live.

The Owls are currently bottom of the Championship table.

Manager Tony Pulis has made no secret of his desire to strengthen in the January transfer window. A new striker and a new winger will surely be top of the Welshman’s wish-list.

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Wednesday may turn to experience to get them out of their current predicament.


And with that, Dom Howson believes it’s likely a few of the Owls’ younger players will go out on loan with both Hunt and Urhoghide in need of regular first-team action.

“I think there is a strong possibility a few of the younger players will be allowed to leave. Alex Hunt and Osaze Urhoghide aren’t featuring at the moment and would probably benefit from a loan spell to League One.”

Both Hunt and Urhoghide made their first-team debuts for Wednesday last season.

Hunt made six Championship appearances last term and one so far this season.

The 20-year-old is a former captain of the U18 side and was nominated for the LFE apprentice of the year award. Hunt’s contract with the Owls expires next summer.

Urhoghide, 20, also sees his contract at Hillsborough expire at the end of the campaign.

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The central defender featured in the FA Cup last season, helping Wednesday beat Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 in the third round.

Both players have plenty of potential. But Wednesday’s current struggles have restricted their playing time, and a loan spell in League One would be good for their progress.

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