Date: 12th January 2010 at 1:19pm
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Derby County’s out-of-favour striker Luke Varney has been linked with a return to Hillsborough on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The former Charlton and Crewe man spent four months on loan at S6 this season before returning to Pride Park after the Owls’ Boxing Day clash against Newcastle United.

But Varney isn’t in the picture at the Rams under the leadership of boss Nigel Clough, and doesn’t look to be in the near future.

It could mean new Owls boss Alan Irvine brings the striker back to Hillsborough for the rest of the season, something which today’s Mirror points towards.

Varney is keen to secure a move back to S6, but Irvine could well be looking at other options.