'Everything a club would want in a loan signing': Gillingham fans react as Sean Clare returns to Sheffield Wednesday

A general view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football...

The Sheffield Wednesday midfielder is back at Hillsborough after a productive four months in Kent.

A general view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football...

News of Sean Clare's return to Sheffield Wednesday has not been well received in Gillingham.

Clare spent the past four months on loan at Priestfield, playing 23 times in various positions - including right-back - from which he scored one goal and created another.

But despite the wishes of many Gills fans, the 21-year-old is heading back to Hillsborough for the foreseeable future, as the player himself alluded to on Thursday.

Sean Clare of Gillingham celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Gillingham at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on September 12, 2017 in Kingston...

Here's how those in Kent have responded to Clare's exit - it's good news for Wednesday by the sound of it...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Sheffield Wednesday in the midst of an injury crisis - the Owls could have nine players sidelined for Saturday's FA Cup trip to Carlisle United - it is likely that Clare will be staying put for the time being.

However, much like another recently recalled Wednesday midfielder - Jack Stobbs - Clare cannot feature against Carlisle having already appeared in this season's competition, for Gillingham.

Should Sheffield Wednesday give Clare a chance in the coming weeks?

Sheffield Wednesday coach Lee Bullen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Milton Keynes Dons and Sheffield Wednesday at stadium:mk on December 15, 2015 in Milton Keynes,...

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