Sheffield Wednesday face an important summer ahead of what looks like it could be an exciting season.
After Steve Bruce’s arrival, the Owls saw an impressive improvement in their form, dragging them from a potential relegation scrap and into play-off contention.
They fell comfortably short of the top-six in the end, but there was enough shown in those few months of Bruce’s stewardship to indicate that next season could be a successful one.
His business during the January transfer window seemed to spark a revival as well. The likes of winger Rolando Aarons and left-back Achraf Lazaar provided some much-needed depth in key positions but it was on the right of defence where the biggest improvement was seen.
Arriving from Wolves for an undisclosed transfer fee in the winter window, Dominic Iorfa quickly became an important player for the Owls.
It was his attacking displays that shone the most, scoring three goals in his 12 appearances at the club and assisting one more.
That is not to say he was lacking at the back either.
On average, the 23-year-old won 2.2 tackles per game and won 3.4 aerial duels whilst his pass success of 70% was more than adequate for a right-back.
But how important will he prove to be next season?
Well, it is tough to say. He is clearly thought of very highly by Bruce and, you would think, goes into the new campaign as the club’s first choice.
Rumours of the Moses Odubajo arriving at Hillsborough continue to gather pace, however, with Mike McGrath of the sun reporting that a deal is close.
So competition for Iorfa is set to be intensified significantly but, on the whole, this can only be good news for a club who were sorely lacking in the position last season.Like what the FLW have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!