Sheffield Wednesday’s League One campaign has gotten off to a good start with four points taken out of a possible six, which has been boosted with a win over Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers this past weekend.
An opening day draw away at Charlton Athletic was solid, however a victory over Donny sent a message to the rest of the league that the likes of Barry Bannan are ready to fire the Owls back to the Championship.
After their transfer restrictions were lifted in July, Wednesday boss Darren Moore has made 14 signings – six of them loan deals – to pretty much transform the squad from the one that was relegated in May.
Some players still remain though and there’s every chance that a few could depart before the end of the transfer window – let’s look at two who could be heading out of the exit door of Hillsborough.
One position that Moore has strengthened heavily this summer has been the engine room, and with both Barry Bannan and Massimo Luongo sticking around with the Owls there’s strong competition for places.
Lewis Wing, Dennis Adeniran and George Byers have all signed and when Josh Windass returns from injury, he may be deployed back in the number 10 role instead of as a striker so the competition will be even stronger.
That could leave young Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who signed last summer from Man City, out in the cold, and whilst he still retains potential it could be a good idea to send him out on loan to a fellow League One side.
The 20-year-old played eight times in the Championship last season but has failed to make the bench for either of Wednesday’s League One matches so far and it looks like he is way down the pecking order.
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Wednesday don’t have incredible depth in defence, but a player of Dunkley’s calibre is too good to be sitting on the bench in League One.
The 29-year-old has been a threat in the third tier for Oxford and Wigan Athletic but also in the Championship for the Latics, however it looks as though Dominic Iorfa and Sam Hutchinson are the first-choice partnership right now and Lewis Gibson has joined from Everton to provide even more competition.
Dunkley suffered from injury issues last season that restricted his Championship appearances to just 12, and with playing opportunities looking limited right now he may be seeking a way out of Hillsborough within the next few weeks.