Buxton to sign permanently

Owls defender ready to turn loan move into permanent deal

Buxton: Ready to sign for the Owls

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Sheffield Wednesday are looking to sign on-loan defender Lewis Buxton on a permanent deal.

The defender is currently on loan from Stoke City and with his contract due to run out at the end of the season Buxton is keen on a move away from the Britannia Stadium.

Wednesday manager Brian Laws is keen on a deal which would see the 25-year-old join in January.

Buxton has featured ten times for Wednesday in the Championship this season and is optimistic that a deal between the clubs can be sorted out.

"My contract with Stoke is up in the summer and I need to sort something out as soon as I can," he told the Daily Star.

"Sheffield Wednesday is a big club that can go places."

Laws hopes the permanent signing of Buxton can help give the Owls a boost and push them into the play-off places.

"Lewis has been a good acquisition and is a player we would like to have in our squad," the Wednesday boss acknowledged.

"He is so versatile that he is really useful to club in a situation like ours."