Date: 13th May 2010 at 2:25pm
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Wednesday boss Alan Irvine has revealed that last season’s loan duo Luke Varney and Eddie Nolan are on his rader as he looks to bolster his squad for next season.

Both players impressed the Owls boss during their loan stints at Hillsborough last term, despite not being enough to help Wednedsday avoid the drop.

And Irvine will hold discussions to bring both back to help the Owls bounce straight back to the Championship from League One next term.

Former Crewe man Varney, who netted nine goals on loan from Derby County last season, is surplus to requirements at Pride Park under boss Nigel Clough.

That could pave the way for an Owls swoop.

But Irvine has told the Sheffield Star that it’s going to be ‘very difficult’ to sign Varney on a permanent basis due to wage demands.

It could mean the striker returns on a loan basis – again – with Varney almost certain not to feature for the Rams at present.

Defender Nolan, who also enjoyed a loan stint last term, is also out of favour with Preston boss Darren Ferguson and Irvine, who initially took him to Deepdale, is keen to bring him back to S6.

Irvine told the Star: ‘Preston have made it known that Eddie might be available but on what basis I don’t know at this stage.’