Date: 21st August 2007 at 11:37pm
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Wednesday could have had a ready made replacement for Chris Brunt had Manchester City’s Ishmael Miller not rejected the Owls for a move to West Brom last week.

The Northern Irish winger bagged a £3m move to the Midlands club toward the end of last week which left a gap on the left wing which is currently being occupied by Wade Small.

But young winger Miller revealed that he turned down the chance of regular first team football at Hillsborough as well as a number of other Championship clubs for the chance to join the Baggies.

‘I could have gone to Preston, Hull or Sheffield Wednesday, but West Brom was my number one choice.’ said Miller.

Miller was rumoured to be a target of Owls boss Brian Laws during the summer and the departure of Brunt looked to have triggered the Owls in to making a bid for the tricky young winger.

But Laws will now have to look elsewhere for a replacement as he looks to bolster his attack and get the Owls off the bottom of the Championship – starting with Saturday’s trip to Charlton Athletic.