Following the disappointment of a penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield Town in the play-off semi-final, Carlos Carvalhal will want to move on quickly to build on the progress they’ve had over the past two seasons.
Despite the change in style and mentality is a more conservative one, Sheffield Wednesday finished two places and 15 points higher than the season before.
Another season of that progression would see Sheffield Wednesday finish second in the automatic promotion places.
However, to do so, Carlos Carvalhal needs to make some wise decisions regarding his squad. add vibrancy and energy to the squad that at some points over the course of the season has been lacking.
Although Sheffield Wednesday’s midfield is full of guile and determination, Carvalhal may feel that he needs to add more vibrancy and energy to a midfield which at some points over the course of the season has been lacking dynamism.
One of the most impressive players in League One this season has been Oxford United’s Ryan Ledson who was nominated for the EFL Young Player of the season award.
Despite only dropping down from the Premier League last summer, it appears that Ryan Ledson’s performances have attracted the attention of the Premier League with West Ham United reportedly preparing a £1 million bid to bring the former Everton midfielder back to the Premier League.
With Michael Appleton likely resigned to losing the starlet in the summer, as well as West Ham United, a number of Championship sides may be looking to sign the 19-year-old midfielder.
Sheffield Wednesday should attempt to beat the competition to Ryan Ledson’s signature, although it wouldn’t be a marquee signing like some of Carvalhal’s most recent signings, it would be an astute signing for the South Yorkshire side to make.
Sheffield Wednesday fans, would you like to see Ryan Ledson join your side? Do you agree that Sheffield Wednesday’s midfield needs an injection of energy and youth? Do you think Sheffield Wednesday could compete with West Ham United for Ledson’s signature? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!