Sheffield Wednesday fans react on Twitter as Blackman signs for Derby

Sheffield Wednesday missed out on signing Nick Blackman from Reading, who signed for Derby County instead.

Sheffield Wednesday have missed out signing Nick Blackman, with the striker sealing a switch from Reading to Derby County.

Derby confirmed the move on their official website, snapping up the striker on a three and a half year contract.

Earlier this week it had appeared that Blackman was heading to Sheffield Wednesday, with SkySports reporting the Owls had a bid accepted by Reading for the striker.

The in demand forward played for rivals Sheffield United in the 2012/13 season before moving to Reading, and it is unknown if this played a factor in him snubbing a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

He can point to Derby's league position as being key in his choice to join the Rams, with Paul Clement's side currently in the automatic promotion spots in second place, with Wednesday outside the play-offs in seventh.

There is more competition for places up front at Derby, and he may well have received more playing time at Wednesday. Time will tell if he has made the right decision, and gets a chance to play Premier League football next season.

From Wednesday's perspective it is disappointing, but the interest in Blackman had come as a surprise, and there is plenty of time left in the transfer window for the club to look at alternative targets.

Here is a look at how Owls fans reacted to the snub...








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