Fry sets his sights on striker Bright

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The acquisitive Barry Fry has turned his attention to Mark Bright, the striker at present less than enchanted with life at Sheffield Wednesday.

Bright refused to watch Wednesday at Spurs on Saturday after being told he had to play in the reserves rather than go on the club's midwinter break to Spain.

Instead he went to Selhurst Park to watch Wimbledon play Aston Villa and Fry, unhappy with his strike duo of Kevin Francis and Steve Claridge, spoke to the Wednesday manager, David Pleat, before Birmingham's Coca- Cola Cup semi-final defeat by Leeds.

"I spoke to David but he isn't interested in a straight cash deal for Mark," Fry said. "He wants one of mine, although I don't want to say who. Mark is 34 but he's a proven scorer and has already got nine this year for Wednesday, while he slaughtered us in a pre-season game.

"He's certainly better than what we've got at the moment and we need somebody like that."