sheffield wednesday, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County miss out as League One club near bargain deal

Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County miss out as League One club near bargain deal

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are set to miss out on centre-back Dan Ellison with a move to Bristol Rovers on the cards, as per Football Insider.

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County will both be playing Championship football next season.

While the Owls battled against the odds to stave off relegation under Danny Rohl, the Rams booked their place back in the second-tier after finishing 2nd place in the League One table.

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Both clubs will be looking to strike plenty of deals this summer as they look to kick on after last season’s achievements. However, the Championship pair look as though they’ll have to cross one potential target off their shortlists.

Football Insider reports that Chippenham Town star Dan Ellison is set to move to League One side Bristol Rovers as he makes the big step up to the Premier League.

Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Reading have had 19-year-old Ellison in on trial, but it’s the Gas who have seen an offer accepted for the centre-back.

A separate report from Bristol Live reporter Dan Hargraves states Rovers are set to sign Ellison for justv £10,000 having triggered his release clause.

It marks an impressive bargain for Matt Taylor and co, beating Championship sides to his signature.

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A big step up

Few players make a jump as big as the one from the National League South to League One, so it’s a testament to Ellison’s current ability and his potential that he’s making a move to Bristol Rovers.

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County surely would have been tempting options for the Chippenham Town defender, but the Gas look to have pulled off an eye-catching coup to bring him in.

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Perhaps he’s more likely to get a chance at nailing down a first-team spot with the League One club than he is in the Championship at this stage.

Taylor is looking to build a young and talented squad at the Memorial Stadium with some vastly experienced players on board to offer some pedigree and leadership. Ellison certainly fits into the former category as he embarks on his exciting move.

Looking elsewhere

With Ellison seemingly heading elsewhere, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County will turn their attentions to other targets as they look to bolster their ranks this summer.

Both clubs are likely to be in the market for defensive additions and at £10,000, Ellison would have made for an incredibly shrewd signing. Nevertheless, both with have other options on the radar.

At Wednesday, question marks still surround the futures of Di’Shon Bernard and Dominic Iorfa. Both see their deals expire at the end of this month.

As for the Rams, they will need further options alongside Eiran Cashin, Sonny Bradley and Curtis Nelson as they return to the Championship.

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