Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has claimed the club are trying to sign players in the January window but the market is competitive, which has drawn a frustrated response from fans of the Yorkshire club.
The Owls were thrashed 5-0 by Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough today, a result that sees them drop out of the top six.
A brace from Lewis Holtby and a Cameron Dawson own goal left Wednesday 3-0 down at half time, with Massimo Luongo having been shown a straight red card after 23 minutes.
Things only got worse after the break, as Darragh Lenihan and Sam Gallagher added further insult to injury.
Speaking to Dom Howson from the Sheffield Star after the game, Monk was pressed about the Owls business in the transfer market.
He said: “We are trying. It is competitive in the loan market.”
Even before top scorer Steven Fletcher was sidelined for more than two months, Wednesday looked as if they needed to bring in attacking reinforcements.
The Owls have been linked to Premier League strikers Connor Wickham and Eddie Nketiah but so far have not managed to bring in a striker.
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It appears Wednesday fans are beginning to get frustrated and many took to Twitter to respond to their manager’s comments.
Read the reaction of Owls supporters here:
What happened to ‘funds being available for 3 or 4 players?’ Pretty sure we were told that when Monk arrived, so why are we just talking about Loans now?
— Paul Kearns (@chinapaul80) January 18, 2020
Wickham ain’t coming he was a used sub again for palace today and was involved in their second goal… if he was going anywhere then he wouldn’t of been playing….. move on
— WAWAW76 (@ndunne76) January 18, 2020
See Connor Wickham scored for Palace today,which probably means he’s going Nowhere.
— Greeny (@MarkoGreen80) January 18, 2020
Not a good enough answer monk
— Dean Missere (@DeanMissere) January 18, 2020
Sick of hearing about reactions !!! Fraud
— John Townend (@JT__WAWAW) January 18, 2020
Squad is full of ageing players that just don’t cut it in this league. We need about 4 or five fresh faces.
— 🆁🅽🅱🅾🅻🆂🆈 (@rnbolsy) January 18, 2020
Don’t give him a penny send him@packing
— ianmccormick (@ianmcco92394185) January 18, 2020