Maguire Makes Owls Move

  • Last Updated: June 21 2012, 15:55 BST

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Chris Maguire from npower Championship rivals Derby for an undisclosed fee.

Chris Maguire: Joins Sheffield Wednesday

Maguire, placed on the transfer list by the Rams at the end of last season, has been snapped up by the Owls on a three-year contract.

The 23-year-old spent just one season at Pride Park after joining the club from Aberdeen last summer. He made only eight first-team appearances for Nigel Clough's side, scoring two goals, and ended the campaign on loan at Portsmouth.

"I'm delighted to be here at Sheffield Wednesday, it's a massive club and I'm looking forward to getting started," said Maguire.

"I wasn't really given a chance there and needed a fresh start and thankfully Wednesday have given me that.

"I want to show everybody at Sheffield Wednesday what I can do and hopefully they will give me the credit when I'm doing well. I just want to help the team and help the club move forward.

"I hope to bring a bit of creativity, chip in with a few goals and set up a few as well. The main objective for now is to work hard in pre-season and get the best start we can."