Owls in bids for defenders
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheff Wed are hoping to sign defensive duo Maurice Ross and Graham Coughlan.Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to sign defensive duo Maurice Ross and Graham Coughlan.
The Owls have had an offer for Rangers full back Ross accepted and have also lodged a bid for Plymouth stopper Coughlan.
Rangers are willing to allow Scotland international Ross to leave Ibrox after he failed to nail down a regular starting role under Alex McLeish.
The fee is believed to be in excess of £100,000, with Ross due to return from Rangers' pre-season trip to Canada to discuss his move to Hillsborough.
Ross could be followed to the Championship club by Coughlan, after Sturrock made a move to be reunited with the centre half.
Sturrock signed the 30-year-old for Plymouth during his time at the Home Park helm and will hope he has not left his bid too late.
Bristol City have already had an undisclosed offer for the defender accepted by Plymouth but talks over personal terms have been delayed due to the birth of Coughlan's son.
The Robins are still optimistic of landing Coughlan but the player may favour the chance to stay in The Championship and work with Sturrock again.