Date: 28th July 2010 at 3:16pm
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So it’s day one without Lee Grant on the books at Wednesday and Owls boss Alan Irvine has started his search for a new Hillsborough number one.

Irvine has just over a week to find a suitable replacement for Grant, who departed to Burnley for a fee believed to be around the £1 million mark yesterday.

Wednesday kick-off their npower League One campaign on Saturday, August 7.

It’s not ideal timing, if at all, for Irvine to lose his goalkeeper, but he’s confident of finding a new man between the sticks in time for the season opener.

Irvine has told the Sheffield Star: ‘I’ll be very surprised if we don’t have a goalkeeper by the time Dagenham and Redbridge comes around. We have choices. There are keepers out there.’

Wednesdayite Nicky Weaver and former Owls loan star Iain Turner, currently at Premier League Everton, are the only names to have been linked with the number one jersey at S6.

But expect the rumours to hot up as the season draws closer, and keep your eyes on Vital Wednesday for all the latest news.