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- May 8, 2011
Will Keane joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan - Official Manchester United Website
Manchester United striker Will Keane is to spend the rest of the 2014/15 season at Sheffield Wednesday after signing for the Championship club on loan.
The 22-year-old already has some useful knowledge of English football's second tier, after making a total of 14 appearances in the division last season for Wigan Athletic and then Queens Park Rangers.
This season, Keane has played regularly for United's Under-21s and Reserves. After scoring in consecutive games at that level against Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers in November, he was named as a substitute for the first team's home match against Stoke City in early December.
Speaking to ManUtd.com about his playing style before Christmas, Keane said: "I can play a bit deeper and link play up or play higher up as a lone striker. I’ve got a bit of flexibility there. I don’t really have a preference. I can do both. Sometimes I enjoy playing up front on my own, just leading the line, but also there are so many top strikers here, it’s good to play up front with someone as well."
Keane, whose twin brother Michael signed a permanent contract with Burnley earlier this month, will wear Sheffield Wednesday’s number 48 shirt. He'll be eligible to play in the Owls' next league game on Tuesday when Stuart Gray's side, currently ninth in the Championship, host 11th-placed Birmingham City.