James Alabi, recently released by Stoke City, on trial at Sheffield Wednesday

Stoke Britannia Stadium

The young striker is looking for a new club this summer after his release at the Britannia Stadium.

Sheffield Wednesday have been busy this summer, preparing their team for the upcoming season,

First of all, they sacked manager Stuart Gray. Portuguese boss Carlos Carvalhal has come in and made some interesting changes to the squad and looks to be ready to make some more in the coming days.

One player hoping to have done enough to have earned a deal at Hillsborough is likely to be former Stoke City youngster James Alabi – who is currently on trial with the club.

The striker featured for the Sheffield Wednesday under-21s yesterday against their Aston Villa counterparts – a game they lost 3-2.

Alabi is a strong forward who had impressed in Stoke’s under-21s in recent times.

Originally from London, the 20-year-old joined up with Stoke in 2010 and was at the club for four years, with a spell at Celtic interspersing his Potteries stay.

This summer he was released after relatively unsuccessful loan spells at Accrington Stanley, Forest Green, Mansfield Town and a slightly more memorable time with Scunthorpe United.

He has already been rejected a deal at Torquay United this summer after a trial period so, if Wednesday did sign him, don’t expect to see him in the first-team just yet.

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