Date: 22nd March 2007 at 10:55am
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Owls boss Brian Laws has revealed that Wednesday striker David Graham has been punished for a ‘serious breach of club’ discipline’.

The former Wigan frontman was loaned out to League Two strugglers Torquay United until the end of the season yesterday – but the move is a punishment for the Scot for breaking club rules.

And Graham was also fined two weeks wages and put on the Owls transfer list – making it almost a certainty that the hitman will be on his way out of Hillsborough once the transfer window re-opens at the end of the season.

Laws told the Sheffield Star: ‘He has been transfer-listed and fined after a serious breach of club discipline. He has broken the ground rules and the professionalism of this football club and I will not tolerate that.’

The Scot has failed to make an impact on the Owls faithful since arriving at the club in August 2005 from Wigan Athletic.

He had a successful loan spell at Huddersfield Town at the end of last season and helped them secure their spot in the League One play-off places, prompting many fans to call for him to be given a chance.

But former boss Paul Sturrock again shipped the striker out on loan at the start of the current campaign to League One side Bradford City, where he endured a torrid time before returning to Hillsborough.

And although featuring a number of times as substitute since returning to S6 – Graham has failed to make a start under new boss Brian Laws despite impressing for the club’s reserve team.