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Sheffield Wednesday plot move for top-flight footballer

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Sheffield Wednesday are being linked with a swoop for Kilmarnock defender Stuart Findlay, according to Scottish Daily Mail (print edition), as reported by Football Scotland.

The 23-year-old has played 23 times for Kilmarnock this season as they’ve battled for a place at the top of the SPFL. They’re currently fourth and the impressive centre half has been catching the eye of much bigger clubs.

The report suggests that Steve Bruce’s side are lining up a £1m swoop for Findlay, who started his career with Celtic without making an appearance.

He spent time on loan with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton and Kilmarnock, before joining Newcastle where again, he didn’t make an appearance. Another loan spell at Rugby Park followed, before a permanent move.

He’s represented Scotland from Under 16 to Under 21 level, but as yet he hasn’t received his international call up. He’s a current team mate of Alex Bruce, the son of Owls’ boss Steve.

Bruce is looking to the future after taking over at Hillsborough at the end of January. His side on on the cusp of an unlikely play-off bid and face Blackburn this weekend needing three points to stay in touch with the top six.

The Verdict

Findlay has always been on the cusp of proving himself, a move to Newcastle proved that, but he’s finally been given his chance at Kilmarnock.

He’s grown in confidence pretty quickly and to be worth £1m now is impressive. Kilmarnock won’t want to lose him, but they’ll find it tough standing in his way as well.

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