Sheffield Wednesday are taking a look at former Rovers youngster Okera Simmonds who was most recently at Accrington Stanley.

The Sheffield Star reports that the 20-year-old played for the Owls youngsters in their recent Under-23s fixture with Birmingham City and has since spent time on trial with Garry Monk’s side.

Wednesday have added a number of youngsters to their ranks this summer, Korede Adedoyin and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru among those to have been brought in by Garry Monk, and are looking at Simmonds in a bid to boost their attacking ranks.

Rovers signed Simmonds in February 2018, after a spell on trial, and he played 23 times in Premier League 2, scoring three times, before his departure 12 months later.

The former Liverpool youngster was quickly snapped up by Accrington Stanley but failed to feature for John Coleman’s side before leaving in February 2020.

Simmonds has been on the look-out for a new club since, but turned out for the Owls Under-23s earlier this month against Birmingham. And he could be involved again when they face Cardiff City on October 20.

Speaking after the Birmingham draw, Under-23s boss Lee Bullen said: “To be fair to him, for the time he was on I thought he did well. He handled it, was a physical presence and understood the game plan with the high press and trying to set the triggers to force Birmingham to give us back the ball.

“So he’s one we’ll look at again, but it’s very difficult for any trialist nowadays. With the club and their finances, we’ve got to be careful who we bring in.”