Deadline Day: Wednesday Striker Joins Reds

The Reds have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O'Grady on loan for the remainder of the season, to further bolster their attacking options.

27-year-old O'Grady played under Reds boss David Flitcroft in his time with Rochdale before joining Wednesday in 2011. He has been in decent form for the Owls this season, scoring 6 goals in all competitions, including the winner in Wednesday's 1-0 win at Oakwell in December.

He netted 34 goals in three seasons at Rochdale, joining after a successful loan spell. Before then, he has played for Leicester, Notts County, Rushden & Diamonds, Rotherham and Oldham.

The arrival of O'Grady has seemingly paved the way for Mido to leave, after it was announced he had reached a compensation agreement with the club. The Egyptian managed just 27 minutes since joining in July. 

A frenetic deadline day for once at Oakwell, the Reds being linked with moves for Stoke veteran Rory Delap, who would presumably be a replacement should John Stones join Wigan.

Another name being thrown around is that of former winger Adam Hammill. The 25-year-old Scouser left Barnsley for Wolves in 2011 after 73 appearances for the Reds.