Saints prospect explains key strengths that can help Sheffield Wednesday

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Lloyd Isgrove has signed on loan with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Isgrove will be looking to be a success with Sheffield Wednesday, and he has told the official Owls website what his biggest strengths are.

A 22-year-old midfielder, Isgrove is usually utilised on the wing, although he can also fill a number 10 role. A previous loan spell with Peterborough United saw the youngster net one goal in 11 games, and he already has six appearances at first-team level for the Saints.

Considered one of the brightest prospects in the famed Southampton youth academy, the Owls have done remarkably well to secure Isgrove’s talents on a short-term deal, and he could be in line to make his debut for the Hillsborough club this weekend as Stuart Gray’s men travel to Rotherham.

Isgrove could prove vital in Wednesday’s final weeks of the campaign, with attacking momentum something sorely lacking in their team. Although possessing the second best defence in the league - behind only second-placed Middlesbrough - the Owls also have scored the third fewest goals in the division. Only Blackpool and Millwall have scored less than them, and they are in the relegation places, whilst Wigan - who sit in the last relegation place - have scored more.

The strong defence means that there has never been any fear that the Owls will be dragged into a basement battle, but picking up results will be hard with no real attacking threat. So for Isgrove to reveal that his biggest strengths are attacking traits will come as great news to Wednesday fans.

Speaking to the official Owls website, the Welsh youth international said: “I am an out and out winger and I like playing on both sides. I’m predominantly right footed but can play on the left as well.

“I like to be direct and use my pace so I will be looking to get shots and crosses in. I want to get assists and goals and add as much as I can.”

Isgrove sounds like the perfect player for Wednesday, providing qualities they have been missing since Michail Antonio left to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest in the summer.

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