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Owls ready to raid for centre-back

Owls ready to raid for centre-back

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed that Sheffield Wednesday look set to move for centre-back Michael Morrison.

The Owls were linked with a move for the young defender earlier in the week, and both Eriksson and Wednesday chief Alan Irvine have confirmed contact between the two clubs has taken place.

Morrison has been out of favour at the Walkers Stadium this season following the arrivals of Miguel Vitor and Curtis Davies on loan, but with both currently sidelined, Morrison looks set to partner Jack Hobbs once again for the trip to Hull on New Year's Day.

"I believe they have been in touch, but he is travelling with us tomorrow," Eriksson said.

"I would guess he wants to leave because he has played very little. I understand that because he is young and, when you are young, you want to play football.

"You don't want to sit on the bench or be left out altogether, so it is understandable."

Despite Eriksson's sympathies, Morrison is unlikely to be allowed an early exit until both Vitor and Davies return to fitness.

A centre-back appears to be a priority in the January transfer window after a season plagued with defensive leaks, and the Foxes would need a replacement ready if they are to let the former Cambridge man move to Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine has admitted Morrison is one of a number of players on his wishlist, but insists that negotiations are at a very early stage.

"He's someone we have inquired about, one of many," said Irvine.

"We haven't been in any discussions with any players or agents at this stage. We're simply trying to find out who we might be able to get.

"They didn't say they weren't interested. They didn't say either that they would do a deal.

"Obviously, Milan [Mandaric] has a very good relationship with the people at Leicester. As a result of that, he's had a few chats with the people there. It's not dead and it's not something I can say is definitely going to happen.

"It will be a case of keeping an eye on that, as no doubt a lot of managers will be doing, to see who might be surplus to requirements."



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Writer:JBFox
Date:Friday December 31 2010
Time: 11:34AM

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