Hull City Forward Makes the Move to Sheffield Wednesday

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Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the signing of Hull City forward Mallik Wilks on a permanent transfer. The Leeds United academy product is the Owl’s tenth signing of the summer as the League One outfit look to push for promotion to the Championship.

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Only a couple of years ago, Wilks was in electric form, firing his side to the top of League One alongside Keane Lewis-Potter, who earned his own move to Brentford this summer. Under Grant McCann’s stewardship, Wilks led the Tigers in goals both in the league and in all competitions during the 2020/21 season. The former Leeds United man was unable to continue to hit these heights in the Championship though and managed to find the net only three times the following season.

McCann is now with Peterborough United whilst the man in charge at the KCOM Stadium is currently Shota Arveladze of Georgia. The squad has a new look to it that no longer includes Wilks. Promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday have snapped him up in what is a very shrewd piece of business.

In Darren Moore, the South Yorkshire outfit have a solid manager as well as a strong squad for this division, including Barry Bannan, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Michael Ihiekwe and Josh Windass. So far the Owls have fared well in the league as they find themselves in 4th place, registering three wins to go along with one draw and one loss. However, the side have scored fewer goals than their current promotion rivals so a regular goal scorer could be exactly what they need. Wilks is proven in League One and could be the answer to their prayers at Hillsborough.

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Sheffield Wednesday Have Promotion in Their Sights

As previously mentioned, Darren Moore is at the fore when it comes to League One managers. He did an underrated job at West Bromwich Albion and has since established himself with Wednesday. The Owls beat Bolton Wanderers away from home in their last outing and it was two somewhat unlikely scorers, Liam Palmer and George Byers.

Meanwhile, Lee Gregory and Windass led the line and they have just one goal between them thus far this campaign. That solitary goal was Windass striking from the penalty spot away at MK Dons. Here enters the Hull City forward who can operate anywhere along the front line. Cutting in front from the left onto his favoured right foot is a great sight to see, just ask Hull fans.