A Sheffield Wednesday defender could replace a Sheffield United one at Blackpool, according to Alan Nixon.
The reporter claimed on Twitter this afternoon (Tuesday) that Wednesday’s Jordan Thorniley has interest from the League One side, raising question marks over the futures of Ben Heneghan and Curtis Tilt.
Heneghan is currently on loan to Blackpool from Sheffield United, but his temporary spell is due to expire in the middle of next month.
Sheff Wed. Interest in centre half Jordan Thorniley from Blackpool. Poss loan. Question marks over Heneghan and Tilt futures.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) December 31, 2019
The Blackpool manager Simon Grayson – a former Sheffield Wednesday loanee – hinted recently that he will try to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent basis in January.
But it remains to be seen where Heneghan could end up should he fail to sign on at Bloomfield Road – with his services unlikely to be required by a Sheffield United side eighth in the Premier League.
Thorniley has only appeared twice for Wednesday this season, making the matchday squad on a further three occasions.
And the opportunity to play regular football is not the only reason that a move to Blackpool could suit the former Everton trainee, who is thought to reside on the other side of the Pennines.
Thorniley broke into the Sheffield Wednesday side under Jos Luhukay, who included the 23-year-old in his 18-man squad to face Sheffield United in his first game in charge of the Owls.
He earned a new three-year contract shortly afterwards, but has played just five first-team games since Luhukay’s sacking 12 months ago.