Sheffield Wednesday have had a bid for Reading forward Nick Blackman accepted according to Sky Sports. The skilful attacker has found the net on 11 occasions for the Royals so far this season.

The 26-year-old, who scored a last minute winning goal for Reading against Bristol City on Saturday, will now enter contract negotiations with the relevant parties. The Hillsborough club hope to complete a deal in time for Blackman to be considered for selection in the FA Cup Third Round tie against Fulham, who coincidentally they defeated 1-0 in the Championship at the weekend.

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It is believed that Wednesday saw an offer for Brentford playmaker Alan Judge turned down on Monday, indicating that Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal is particularly keen to strengthen the creative side to his squad.

Sports Journalist Barry O’Mahony suggests that the deal is expected to completed before the end of the week. Therefore it would appear Blackman has played his final game for Reading and should make his Sheffield Wednesday debut this weekend.

Blackman started his career with Cheshire club Macclesfield Town, before making the move to Blackburn Rovers and then making a permanent move to Sheffield United after several loan spells with other clubs. He signed for Reading in 2013 and has played over 100 times for the Madejski Stadium club.

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