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Report: Wednesday won't be signing freed Aston Villa talent, take ex-Burnley youngster on trial

Sheffield Wednesday have ended their interest in the former Aston Villa winger Colin Odutayo, the Owls Under-23s’ coach Lee Bullen has told Yorkshire Live.

Odutayo trained with Wednesday earlier this month after a similar spell at Newcastle United, whose manager Steve Bruce had worked with him at Aston Villa.

“Colin took an ankle injury when he was with us and we just felt he was a little bit short fitness wise,” Bullen explained when asked about the freed Villans player.

“We are working with the players’ that we have got and we know there are areas to work on.

“We will work with the group and try to improve them individually and collectively as a group going forwards.”

The former Aston Villa winger, Odutayo. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Wednesday do however have another young winger in their sights according to Yorkshire Live.

The website claims the Owls have taken Marley Blair on trial after his contract at Aston Villa’s Premier League rivals, Burnley, expired.

Blair, who also spent time in Liverpool’s academy system, is said to have played in a 1-0 defeat against Barnsley at Stocksbridge on Tuesday.

And the Huddersfield-born 20-year-old will be handed another chance to impress against Hull City on Monday, according to Yorkshire Live.

The former Everton winger, Adedoyin. (Photo by Everton FC via Getty Images)

Wednesday have already added one former Premier League winger to their ranks this summer, following a successful trial.

Korede Adedoyin completed a permanent move to Hillsborough earlier this month after leaving Everton at the end of last season.

Adedoyin was absent against Barnsley, and may be part of the Sheffield Wednesday squad that travelled to Fulham for tomorrow’s EFL Cup tie, earlier on Tuesday.

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