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Confirmed: Sheffield Wednesday player extends time away from Hillsborough

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Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Luke Jackson has extended his loan spell at non-league side Guiseley AFC by another month.

The 19-year-old joined the West Yorkshire club on an initial one-month loan move back in September but has impressed for the National League North club.

Jackson has been ever-present in the Lions starting XI since his arrival last month – playing all four of their games and keeping three clean sheets.

Two of those came in the FA Cup against Colne and Blythe to help Guiseley make it to the fourth qualifying round of the competition, where they take on Brackley Town today.

They look likely to have Jackson between the sticks for that match and for a little while longer as Wednesday confirmed today that his loan had been extended by a further month and will now run into November.

In a statement on the club website, the Owls wished the teenage shot-stopper “good luck”.

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The Verdict

This looks like a smart move from Wednesday’s perspective and a decision that is best for all parties involved.

Jackson has quickly become a fixture in the Guiseley starting XI and regular senior football should be excellent for his development, which is obviously a bonus for the Owls.

The National League North side, meanwhile, get to keep the impressive 19-year-old for a little longer, which could be huge for their season and their FA Cup run.

It will be interesting to see whether it’s extended again in November or if the League One club look to secure Jackson a move to a higher division.

He’s unlikely to get a chance with the senior squad this term, given his lack of experience and the options available to Moore.

There is something of a keeping battle going on at Hillsborough at the moment, with both Joe Wildsmith and Bailey Peacock-Farrell vying for the number one jersey.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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