Sheffield Wednesday journalist Dom Howson has been sharing some insight regarding the Yorkshire club’s potential business during the upcoming January transfer window.
This comes after Howson co-hosted a recent episode of Wednesday-themed podcast Singing The Blues where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Owls.
During the podcast, Howson was asked what the likelihood of Wednesday going out and spending money on bringing new players in rather than relying on loan deals and free transfers was.
In response, Howson had this to say on the matter (39:09):
“My understanding is that it’s unlikely that Wednesday are going to be in a position to pay fees for players come January, unless things change between now and then and they could do.
“The restrictions that Wednesday worked on over the summer, I’m expecting to be exactly the same for the next transfer window.
“From the information that I’ve gathered and what I’ve been told that’s really, I think, what Wednesday expect to be working with, that it will be loans and free transfers.”
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Taking into account how Wednesday signed a significant number of players during the recent summer transfer window on loan deals or free transfers, more than likely as a result of the club’s financial difficulties in recent times, this perhaps makes it easy to see why it could be the same situation for the January window, as Howson mentioned in the podcast.
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Looking at Wednesday’s run of results in League One so far this season and how the four goals they have conceded in the campaign have all come in their previous two fixtures, we feel that perhaps the defence could be an area they look to strengthen in if they continue to concede goals.
However, taking into account how Darren Moore’s side have also failed to score a goal in their two previous games could suggest that they could do with some attacking reinforcements as well.
Moving forward, with January still a number of months away, the club has plenty of time to assess what transfer business they may or may not need to do in the window.