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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000

The veteran defender has been a free agent since leaving Huddersfield Town last year and is now on trial at Middlewood Road

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The veteran defender has been a free agent since leaving Huddersfield Town last year and is now on trial at Middlewood Road

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Danny Simpson could be handed a deal until the end of the campaign at Sheffield Wednesday.

The veteran defender, who has a Premier League winner's medal from his time at Leicester City, hooked up with the Owls on trial earlier this week.

Simpson, whose last club was Huddersfield Town, played an hour of an under-23s game on Monday.

Wednesday manager Darren Moore confirmed after the draw with the Terriers last night that Simpson, 34, will remain at Middlewood for the next few days before a decision is made.

He said: "We will look at it with Danny over the next few days and see how it goes.

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"It is really good he wants to come here with his desire and experience but there is still some mileage to go in that one yet so we will see how it develops."

When quizzed on how Simpson did during the run-out earlier in the week, Moore added: "He looked okay.

He had to blow off a few of the cobwebs."

So what would Simpson bring to the table?

Steven Chicken, Yorkshire Live's Terriers' writer, saw plenty of Simpson during his time in West Yorkshire last season.

Speaking on our Facebook Live video chat, he ran the rule over the full-back and considered whether he would be a suitable fit to aid the Owls in their relegation fight.

"Right-back was a problem position at Town, which is the reason they brought him in," Chicken said.

"Florent Hadergjonaj was very attacking but he kept leaving gaps in behind him and it was creating havoc.

"Simpson helped plug that up and he had a good instant impact.

He stopped goals going in and stopped the wingers getting in down that side and centre-halves getting dragged out.

"He had a good first few months but the second half of the season, he wasn't fantastic.

I think the number of games really caught up with him because he hadn't had a proper pre-season.

"Throughout his spell he didn't offer much going forward.

He struggled to get into the final third.

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"That might have been a fitness issue more than anything else, but he didn't really offer anything in attack.

"He was there mostly as a defensive full-back.

"So if you're looking for someone to plug the defensive gap then maybe he's worth a look at."

Simpson was potentially being lined up for another run-out in Friday's under-23s clash with Swansea but the game has been postponed.

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Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on social media have been raving over Jordan Rhodes after his performance against Huddersfield Town

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Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on social media have been raving over Jordan Rhodes after his performance against Huddersfield Town.

It was certainly another frustrating day at the office for the Owls as they were denied their first win under Darren Moore, but there were positives to take away from the game.

Indeed, it was another point on the board, which is always handy, and Rhodes put in another stellar performance.

The striker got a fantastic assist for the Owls’ only goal, and if it weren’t for some contentious refereeing, he’d have won a penalty for his side.

This performance comes off the back of a goal against Norwich City, so perhaps it’s something to do with the fact he’s once again turning out against one of  his former clubs.

Wednesday have a mountain to climb if they’re going to stay up, but if they are to bridge the gap, Rhodes will be key to that.

Here’s what Owls supporters have been saying on social media…

I agree mate.

Rhodes was doing ok holding it up well linking play up getting it out wide .

Why change it linked up well for the goal? Windass looked a threat by far our best player going forward for me! Took em off

— Josh Shepherd (@JoshShep96) March 17, 2021

Only highlight of the last few games is Rhodes, looks to me like he’s got his mojo back.

If he’s happy to take a 70% pay cut he could be a big player for us in league one

— ®️ (@No_Gimicks) March 18, 2021

Taking Rhodes off is a bad move for me.

Done well tonight an always likely to score.

#swfc

— 🦉🔵Jamie Smith ⚪️🦉 (@JamieSmith1911) March 17, 2021

Jordan Rhodes been good again btw #swfc

— Broom (@reachsleftpeg) March 17, 2021

Rhodes best Wednesday player in pitch #swfc

— Jack (@jkilby90) March 17, 2021

Great finish from Windass, but take a bow Jordan Rhodes.

All about the build up and assist from him 👏🏻 #swfc #WAWAW

— Matthew Theobald (@DirtyLyle) March 17, 2021

#swfc Rhodes has been tremendous up top.

If he plays in a good team he scores

— Ramblers Anonymous (@DanielHowson2) March 17, 2021

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Sheffield Wednesday 2021 told the pros and cons of handing Danny .

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