Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett on loan until the end of the season.

According to the Sheffield Star, the 25-year old left-back is due at Hillsborough for a medical on Tuesday afternoon after Aston Villa accepted an offer for the player’s services.

Bennett has been on loan at Premier League side Bournemouth this season but saw his contract cut short due to an Achilles injury.

Having shrugged off the injury, Bennett is poised to compete with established Czech international Daniel Pudil in the Owl’s starting XI as Wednesday push for promotion for the Sky Bet Championship.

His arrival may spell the end for Rhoys Wiggins who is believed to be attracting interest from Brighton and Bristol City.

Villa signed the Englishman from Middlesbrough for £2.75million in 2012 and has made 31 appearances for the club, 24 in the Premier League.

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