Sheffield Wednesday's Claude Dielna says his loan goal is to help Slovan Bratislava qualify for Champions League

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Sheffield Wednesday's Claude Dielna is excited about his loan move.

Claude Dielna has confirmed he is off to join Slovan Bratislava, explaining he has big ambitions for his time in Slovakia.

Dielna is leaving Sheffield Wednesday on a loan deal until the end of the season after failing to win a starting spot under new boss Carlos Carvalhal.

The 28-year-old French defender is hoping to help his new team qualify for the Champions League, and it appears to be an achievable goal.

France Football magazine reported last night Dielna was travelling to Bratislava to seal the move, running quotes from the former Ajaccio defender confirming the switch.

Dielna said: "I'm going to play as many matches as possible. The team is currently second in the championship and we have the goal of being champions and reaching the preliminary round of the Champions League." 

Dielna is under contract until 2017 at Hillsborough, having arrived on a free transfer from Olympiakos in August 2014, but positive performances could lead to Slovan Bratislava pushing for a permanent deal.

Slovan Bratislava reached the Champions League first play-off round earlier this season after getting through preliminary qualifiers, but lost to Belarussian side BATE Borisov.

He leaves behind a Sheffield Wednesday side hoping to achieve big goals of their own as the Owls push for promotion to the Premier League after 16 years out of the top flight.

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