Sheffield Wednesday loan man Alex Mighten will return to parent club Nottingham Forest in the coming days, The Star has said.
Sheffield Wednesday looked to have made an exciting move in adding Mighten to their ranks in the summer.
The 20-year-old winger joined from Nottingham Forest on a season-long deal, bringing with him electric pace and a good amount of Championship experience considering his youth.
However, he’s been unable to nail down a starting role with Darren Moore’s side, playing just 14 times across all competitions. Now, with the January window well underway, it is said that action is set to be taken over his immediate future.
The Star reports that Mighten will return to the City Ground in the coming days after an underwhelming time with Wednesday.
They add it isn’t known at the moment whether it is Forest recalling Mighten or the Owls cancelling the loan, but clarity may emerge sooner rather than later as he prepares to leave the club.
An uneventful loan…
Given some of the excitement surrounding Mighten’s arrival in the summer, his loan will ultimately go down as an underwhelming one. His talents and attributes looked as though they were just what the Owls needed but he’s been unable to nail down a place in the starting XI, seemingly leading to his Nottingham Forest return.
In his 14 outings, Mighten managed two goals, operating on both the left and right-hand side.
Given that he’s already played for Nottingham Forest this season too, FIFA rules will say he can’t play for a third side unless given an exemption, so it remains to be seen just how his situation pans out this month.