Could Watford's Watson addition prompt Owls move for McGugan?

Last updated : 23 January 2015 By Chris Morris

Sheffield Wednesday are thought to be trying to bring Watford midfielder Lewis McGugan back to Hillsborough. The 26-year-old enjoyed a productive loan spell in Stuart Gray's side in November and December of last year, featuring in 7 games for the Owls of which they won 4 and drew 1.

McGugan returned to Vicarage Road at the turn of the year but has not featured for the Hornets at all since going back and is thought to be eager to make a move for first team involvement.

Watford have added to their midfield ranks by signing the experienced Ben Watson from Wigan, pushing McGugan even further down the pecking order. However, it has been reported that Watford are keen to sell the former Nottingham Forest midfielder during the transfer window to get him off the wage bill permanently while the Owls would prefer signing him on another loan contract.

Wednesday have signed young Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker since McGugan's loan expired but they have also lost Royston Drenthe, who returned to Reading at the end of his loan spell at Hillsborough and has now moved on to play in Turkey. Bringing back McGugan would no doubt add some creativity and forward thinking to the Owls options in the middle of the park.