Sheffield Wednesday could land Gregory replacement by signing EFL starlet

Sheffield Wednesday may look to the future to replace the departing Lee Gregory.
Going into the International break after two defeats to high-flying Leeds United and Ipswich Town, with the 6-0 loss at Portman Road obviously stinging more, Danny Rohl will now hope his Sheffield Wednesday players are re-energised and refocused on the task of attempting to stay in the Championship once more.

There will be evident pride among Owls fans with the number of players that represented their nations during the break, notably hot prospect Bailey Cadamarteri, who scored for the England U19s.

Rohl and Co will be thrilled with the teenager’s steady growth, as he has four goals in the senior squad this season for the relegation-threatened Owls.

Cadamarteri’s success tale could have an impact on Wednesday’s transfer activity, with the South Yorkshire club taking a shine to his youthful trialist, who could be recruited permanently in the future.
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According to a report by Sheffield Star journalist Joe Crann late last week, the Owls are particularly interested in 19-year-old trialist James Collins, who had been making waves in Watford’s youth ranks before being taken on at Hillsborough.

Bullish Lee Gregory makes confident 20-goal statement and could finish his  career at Sheffield Wednesday

Having only joined the Hornets’ junior setup last year from non-league Hertford Town, a move for the highly regarded striker may see Wednesday add another youthful and fresh centre-forward in the pattern of Cadamarteri.

Collins scored regularly for Watford at both U18 and U21 levels, with his most recent flurry coming against Ipswich Town just this month. He was even given a spot on the Hertfordshire side’s bench against Stoke City earlier this season when Valerien Ismael was still in charge at Vicarage Road.

With Lee Gregory’s contract expiring this summer and the Owls player turning 35, it may be out with the old and in with the new if Collins impresses enough to earn a permanent contract at Hillsborough.

James Collins could be Lee Gregory’s successor.
Gregory has made only one appearance under Rohl since the German manager took over last October, against Cardiff City in December.

Therefore, with this development emerging that a new kid could soon be on the block in a permanent deal, this could give Rohl grounds to get rid of the former Millwall man for good after failing to ever really utilise him since coming into the Owls
Gregory won’t be the only ageing member of the Wednesday squad who will be fearing for their future in South Yorkshire, with the likes of Will Vaulks and Liam Palmer’s contracts also up for discussion at the conclusion of the campaign.

Wednesday could well view the breakout success of Cadamarteri as the starting point that leads to a new direction at the club, helped further by young trialist Collins potentially going on to have a far more important role in the Owls team soon if he is kept around past his trial period at the expense of Watford.

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