Date: 21st August 2008 at 11:15am
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Wednesday have completed the loan signing of young Middlesbrough right-back Tony McMahon on an initial one-month deal this morning.

The Owls boss has been keen to get some cover in for the injured Richard Hinds and Frank Simek at right-back, and McMahon will go straight in to the squad to face Preston at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Laws told the official SWFC site: ‘Tony is a player that ticks all the right boxes. He’s played in Middlesbrough’s first team and is very highly valued by Gareth Southgate.

‘Tony has played in Europe, he’s got a great CV and I’m delighted to bring him to Sheffield Wednesday.’

McMahon has yet to become a first team regular at the Premier League club but has plenty of first team experience with the Riverside Stadium club, having played 25 times.

The former England under-19 international had a brief loan spell in the Championship last season with Blackpool so shouldn’t take too long to adapt to life in the Football League.

McMahon arrived on a one-month loan deal, which could well be extended should Frank Simek require extra time to recover from his injury.