Sheffield Wednesday snap up Premier League striker on loan, immediately named on bench

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday have completed an initial one-month loan deal to sign Leicester City forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Sheffield Wednesday have made a decent start to the season under Stuart Gray, but their big problem has been in front of goal. Despite the arrival of St. Johnstone star Stevie May for £800,000, the loan signing of Everton's Hallam Hope and the return of Gary Madine from a loan spell with Carlisle United, Wednesday have scored just 11 goals this season - the third lowest total in the Championship.

It's been particularly noticeable in recent weeks, and having gone five games without a win, the Owls scored just three goals in that time.

Fans had called for action to be taken in the loan market, and now manager Gray has taken their advice by making a new signing just an hour before his side face Norwich City.

Leicester City's Gary Taylor-Fletcher has found first-team football hard to come by this season, with the likes of David Nugent, Leonardo Ulloa, Jamie Vardy and Chris Wood all ahead of him in the pecking order, and it's no surprise that the Foxes have let the 33-year-old leave the club.

The former Blackpool man has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan for a month initially, with an option to extend the deal after that. Taylor Fletcher takes number 12 at Hillsborough, and has immediately been named on the bench to face Norwich City this afternoon.

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