Report: Everton's Mason Holgate thought to have been on Sheffield Wednesday radar before West Brom move

Steve Bruce the head coach

Sheffield Wednesday are said to want to strengthen their full-back positions but have missed out on the Everton man, who joined West Bromwich Albion on loan.

Mason Holgate of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Everton defender, Mason Holgate, is 'thought to have been on Sheffield Wednesday's radar' before his loan move to West Bromwich Albion, according to the Sheffield Star.

Holgate - who was born around 20 miles from the Steel City in Doncaster, and progressed through the youth system at Barnsley before being signed by Everton - joined West Brom on a deal until the end of the season at the start of January.

 

But it is implied the 22-year-old was wanted to strengthen Wednesday's options in the right-back position, despite having spent much of his career in central defence.

The Owls appointed Steve Bruce as manager earlier this month, and the experienced boss is said to be seeking reinforcements either side of his centre-halves, despite the recent improvement shown by full-backs Liam Palmer and Morgan Fox.

Steve Bruce the head coach

Sheffield Wednesday have conceded twice in five games since they parted with previous manager, Jos Luhukay, with West Brom and Birmingham City the only sides to breach their back line.

But the Yorkshire outfit possess the Championship's third worst defence overall this season, having conceded 42 goals from their 26 matches.

WBA player Mason Holgate in action during the FA Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on January 5, 2019 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

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