Best will do for Owls
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday have signed Southampton youngster Leon Best on loan.Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock had added some striking cover with the loan signing of Southampton youngster Leon Best.
The 18-year-old joins the Hillsborough club in time for their opening match of the new Championship season at Stoke City on Saturday.
Best arrives at The Owls for an initial month-long spell, having played in this division last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers.
Sturrock moved to secure the temporary services of Best after Steven MacLean was ruled out for up to six months with a broken leg and damaged knee ligaments.
With Drew Talbot (back) and Barry Corr (thigh) also sidelined, the ex-Plymouth Argyle boss returned to his former club to land one of Southampton's top young players for four weeks.
"Leon is an exciting prospect and I'm delighted he is coming to help us out," Sturrock told the club's official website.
"I know all about his game from my time managing him and I am grateful to Southampton for allowing him to come to Hillsborough."
Best will not be eligible to play for Wednesday against parent club Southampton on August 13th.