Sheffield Wednesday sign Danny Uchechi on loan

Danny Uchechi

Uchechi came through the youth ranks at Charlton Athletic

Sheffield Wednesday have signed forward Danny Uchechi on a six-month loan from Nigerian side FC Dender.

The 21-year-old has represented Nigeria at both under-20 and under-23 levels and had spells at Charlton, West Ham and Leicester.

Uchechi signed in time to play in The Owls' Carling Cup first round tie against Blackpool on Thursday night.

Manager Gary Megson told the club website  : "He has good feet, good pace and can get a goal."

He added: "There were one or two clubs interested in Danny from a higher level so I'm pleased to bring him to Wednesday."

He becomes Wednesday's seventh summer signing and will wear the number 27 shirt.