Bywater may make loan move permanent

BYWATERDerby County are set to sell goalkeeper Stephen Bywater. The 30 year-old has been on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and after several impressive performances it looks as though manager, Gary Megson is set to offer Bywater a permanent move in the January transfer window. Bywater kept another clean sheet this weekend as Wednesday beat Oldham 2-0

Derby now have England U21 keeper, Frank Fielding as number one at the club and after buying Burton’s player of the year Adam Legzdins, Bywater saw himself forced out of the squad at the start of the season. The Rams are keen to off-load Bywater and further reduce the wage bill and the move, if made permanent, would suit all sides.

Bywater will play his last loan game for the Owls this coming Saturday, but with just a few days before the transfer window opens, it is not thought Bywater will be returning to Pride Park...

Stephen Bywater (Sheffield Wednesday) information
Date of birth Sunday, 7th June 1981 Height 6ft 2in
Place of birth Manchester, England Weight 13st 9lb
International   Position Goalkeeper
Comments   Squad No. 43
Recent career history by club (1999 onwards)
TeamDebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
Sheffield Wednesday 24 Sep 2011 11 (0) 0 0 0
Cardiff City 05 Mar 2011 10 (0) 0 0 0
Derby County 04 Oct 2008 104 (1) 0 3 0
Ipswich Town 02 Feb 2008 17 (0) 0 1 0
Derby County 12 Aug 2006 62 (0) 0 3 0
West Ham United 05 Nov 2005 0 (1) 0 0 0
Coventry City 06 Aug 2005 14 (0) 0 0 0
West Ham United 24 Feb 2001 62 (1) 0 1 1
Recent career history by season (1999 onwards)
SeasonFirst App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
2011/2012 24 Sep 2011 11 (0) 0 0 0
2010/2011 07 Aug 2010 34 (0) 0 0 0
2009/2010 08 Aug 2009 47 (0) 0 1 0
2008/2009 04 Oct 2008 33 (1) 0 2 0
2007/2008 11 Aug 2007 36 (0) 0 2 0
2006/2007 12 Aug 2006 43 (0) 0 2 0
2005/2006 06 Aug 2005 14 (1) 0 0 0
2004/2005 07 Aug 2004 38 (1) 0 1 0
2003/2004 17 Jan 2004 23 (0) 0 0 1
2000/2001 24 Feb 2001 1 (0) 0 0 0

Total appearances 280 (+ 3 as sub); Goals 0; Yellow cards 8; Red cards 1