Saint attracting Owls interest
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday's search for a new striker has seen the club linked with a move for Southampton's Dexter Blackstock.
Owls boss Paul Sturrock has seen his attempts to sign a new hit-man fail to come to fruition in recent weeks.
The Championship club failed with a bid for Wycombe Wanderers' Nathan Tyson, while Swansea City denied they had received a bid from Wednesday for top goalscorer Lee Trundle.
Liverpool hit-man Neil Mellor also reportedly rejected the chance of a loan move to Hillsborough.
With The Owls releasing Adam Proudlock from the club, Sturrock is hoping to boost his attack before Saturday's trip to former club Plymouth Argyle by finally adding a new face on loan.
The Scot's latest target looks to be former club Southampton, with Blackstock and fellow hit-man Leon Best seemingly high on his wish list.
Best started the season on loan with The Owls before breaking a bone in his foot, but the player has remained the subject of much interest to the South Yorkshire outfit.
Sturrock admits his efforts to land a new striker on loan are out of his hands.
"It's in the lap of the gods over the new few days," Sturrock told the Sheffield Star.
"We've talked to a couple of clubs and they've been receptive to our thoughts but, knowing our luck, the boys we want will get injured!
"We have to wait and see, but I'm very hopeful."
Sturrock's striker search has also seen him take Willem II hit-man Iwan Redan on trial this week.