Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall was never interested in moving to Sky Bet Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers on loan on Transfer Deadline Day according to the Sheffield Star.

The R’s are believed to have held initial talks with Wednesday as manager Ian Holloway tried to thrash out a last minute deal but the potential transfer never really got going.

Winnall completed a loan move to Derby County for the remainder of the season in the final hours of the summer transfer window and it has been reported that the player was not interested in the prospect of joining West Londoners QPR.

The move to Pride Park has given Winnall the opportunity of working with Rams boss Gary Rowett once again. The pair originally crossed paths at Burton Albion when the striker was with The Brewers on a short loan spell from Wolverhampton Wanderers during the first half of 2011. Winnall bagged seven goals in 19 outings for the former non-league outfit and the chance to work with former mentor Rowett again at Derby County was too much to turn down.

The player joined parent club Sheffield Wednesday from Sky Bet Championship rivals Barnsley in January but Winnall has netted just four goals in 18 appearances for The Owls to date.


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