Date: 1st July 2008 at 9:37pm
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As expected, attacking midfielder Jimmy Smith is set to become Brian Laws first loan signing of the close season on Thursday.

At Chelsea since the age of nine, the youngster has Championship experience with Norwich and QPR, and will sign for Wednesday in a deal which runs until January 10th.

Brian Laws told the official site: ‘Laws said: ‘I’m really pleased to be getting the services of Jimmy Smith on board. He’s a high-energy player with an abundance of natural talent and I’m extremely confident he can make a difference to our midfield.’

Smith is a former England Under 19 international and made 31 appearances for the R’s and nine for the Canaries, and was top scorer for Chelsea reserves two seasons ago.

The Owls’ engine room is looking a whole lot healthier following the acquisition of James O’Connor and now Smith, complementing the drive and enthusiasm of Sean McAllister.