Date: 13th July 2006 at 12:06am
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Owls striker David Graham will miss the club’s pre-season tour due to visa restrictions.

Nine years ago, Graham, now 27, committed a minor offence and his police record will mean he will not be eligible to enter the United States.

Paul Sturrock told the club website: ‘It’s something he did when he was 18 and was a silly boy. There’s nothing we can do about it, we can’t take a chance on him.’

Sturrock also says that despite missing the trip the former Wigan star will be given the chance to force his way into his plans for next season: ‘Everyone has an opportunity to impress me. With Wade Small out, David gives us an option on the right.’