Date: 3rd July 2019 at 6:00am
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On loan Chelsea centre-half Michael Hector enjoyed a fine campaign across the 2018/19 season in his year long spell with us and he impressed plenty of fans in his 39 appearances.

The much-travelled 26-year-old played a huge part in manager Steve Bruce’s second half of the year, and was named as our Player of the Year and he’s made no secret of his desire to finally settle down and end his more nomadic loan days, but the question has always been would Chelsea be asking for a sum that was beyond our budget.

With news and speculation being incredibly quiet over the last few weeks when it came to his future, Bruce restated his interest when speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield recently and fans will certainly like his words as many will believe he’s basically saying the deal is only stalled because of their managerial situation at the moment.

“We would love to bring him back. There is no disputing that. It is simply can we bring him back? There goes the problem. He’s Chelsea’s player. If he was available on loan tomorrow, I would take him back in a hit. We will keep trying on it. I will do anything I can to bring him back but at the moment Chelsea are without a head coach. If Frank Lampard gets it, make no mistake, I will be straight on the phone to him.”

With an expectation that Lampard will soon be announced, few would expect Hector to be in his plans so it does open up the door for a loan move again if not something more permanent.

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