Gary Hooper explains why he did not join Sheffield Wednesday in August

The striker has joined the club on loan until January from Norwich City.

Yesterday saw Sheffield Wednesday tie down an impressive looking loan deal for the rest of the seson by securing Gary Hooper from Norwich City.

The former Celtic striker has fallen down the pecking order at Carrow Road and was desperate for first-team football elsewhere.

The Owls swooped in and picked him up on a loan deal until January 17th.

It is a long-protracted deal for the club as they were all set to sign him in the summer before the deal collapsed. At the time wild rumours suggesting that Hooper had made demands such as a VIP box for family and friends emerged but today Hooper has once again denied those claims and cleared up why he never joined the club back in August.

Speaking to The Star he stated:

“It was not true.

" “I was suppose to sign on the same day as Michael Turner (in August) but my deal fell through. I had medical and it just didn’t happen.

“It didn’t happen because of Norwich. They said they needed me.

“It has been on-going but it is nice to be here. I have spoken to the gaffer a few times and seen the players today.

“The gaffer wants me to play games and score goals. Hopefully I can help the team climb up the table.”

Wednesday are of course on a high after a fantastic win in the Capital One Cup over Premier League giants Arsenal this week, a game they won 3-0.

In the league Wednesday are ninth and not far out the play-off positions after a positive start to the season.

The hope now will be that Hooper's goals can push Sheffield Wednesday. toward the end goal of promotion.

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