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Fryatt joins Owls

27 September 2013

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Hull striker Matty Fryatt on a month-long loan.

Fryatt, who has joined on an emergency deal, is expected to go straight into the Owls' squad for Saturday's home game against derby rivals Doncaster.

Fryatt has made just two appearances for Hull this season, both in the Capital One Cup, and manager Steve Bruce has been eager to get him a short-term deal to build match sharpness.

Leeds had been interested in the player, with boss Brian McDermott present at Hull's midweek cup win over Huddersfield, but the Owls have secured a deal for the 28-year-old.

"Matty needs to go somewhere and play. One game a month in a cup competition is not enough," said Bruce. "He needs to go and play four, five, six games in the Championship.

"He could do with that and it could do him the world of good."

Hull paid Leicester a reported ?1.2million fee for former Walsall forward Fryatt in January 2011.

Fryatt became the first Leicester player in 42 years to score 20 goals before Christmas in the 2008/9 season and the Foxes first in 83 years to score hat-tricks in successive games.

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