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Owls net Chelsea midfielder Smith

Jimmy Smith
Smith was also a target for Scunthorpe United

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Chelsea midfielder Jimmy Smith on a six-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old has previously been on loan at QPR, where he scored six goals in 22 league starts, and Norwich City.

Manager Brian Laws has told BBC Radio Sheffield Smith is a welcome addition to the side, especially for set pieces.

"He's got great delivery, I was disappointed with our delivery from the dead ball situation last year so we have got quality on the ball."

The highly-rated youngster came through the Stamford Bridge youth system and has featured heavily for Chelsea reserves, captaining the side.

And Laws added: "You don't come from a club like Chelsea without having good credentials."




see also
Owls are ideal for me - O'Connor
01 Jul 08 |  Sheff Wed
Lincoln sign Sinclair and Burch
01 Jul 08 |  Lincoln
Sheff Wed receive Lunt interest
30 Jun 08 |  Sheff Wed
Iron miss out on Smith loan deal
11 Mar 08 |  Scunthorpe
Smith hoping to extend City stay
13 Dec 07 |  Norwich


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