Date: 8th March 2009 at 9:57pm
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First Blackburn and Boro, now Villa. The Sunday Mirror reports that Martin O’Neill is interested in our very own Tommy Spurr.

One of the Owls’ top performers this season, 21 year old Spurr will naturally be catching the eye of managers with a defensive headache and bit of money to spend.

According to the Mirror’s Michael Morgan, a two million pound summer swoop is in the offing, due to the relative failure of Nicky Shorey to hold a first team place down at Villa (Morgan’s theory, not mine).

It’s an easy story to write though, and hard to refute: the Owls a bit skint, naturally their better players will be for sale, O’Neill likes young Brits in his team.. we’ve heard it all before, and we’ll no doubt hear it again.

But with Championship safety all but secured and news of investment on the horizon, Brian Laws may find it a little easier than usual to resist overtures from the Premiership and elsewhere.