Whereas Sheffield Wednesday can no longer make any further additions to their squad after the transfer window closed for Premier League and Championship sides, they are still able to sanction exits with clubs across Europe actively looking to bolster their squads.
Having already cut ties with no fewer than nine players this summer, it would not be at all surprising if the Owls move more individuals on given that their current first-team roster at Hillsborough amounts to 28.
Although Wednesday are still on the lookout for a new manager following Steve Bruce’s departure last month, caretaker boss Lee Bullen has been tasked with overseeing the club’s transfer activity (via the Yorkshire Post) and thus it is up to him to decide who should stay and who should go.
Considering that competition for places is extremely high, the 48-year-old may find it beneficial to allow players to make temporary exits from the Owls in order to play regular first-team football.
Keeping this in mind, here are two players we think Wednesday should definitely look to loan out in the coming weeks…
One of four goalkeepers that Wednesday currently have at their disposal, Joe Wildsmith is a product of the club’s youth academy and made his professional bow in 2014 in a League Cup victory over Mansfield Town.
Although the shot-stopper made 26 appearances for the Owls in the Championship during the 2017/18 campaign, he fell below both Cameron Dawson and Keiren Westwood in the pecking order last season.
Having yet to play for Wednesday during the current campaign, a temporary move away may do the 23-year-old the world of good as instead of being forced to watch on from the sidelines, he could actively instead be actively involved for a side in either League One or League Two or even choose to move abroad.
Since bursting on the scene for the Owls as a teenager five years ago in a 3-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers, Jack Stobbs has failed to establish himself as a regular for the club, making just five further appearances in all competitions.
Predominately a winger who can also operate as a centre-forward, the 22-year-old is unlikely to overcome the likes of Adam Reach, Jacob Murphy and Kadeem Harris this season and thus it may be worth Wednesday loaning him out.
Contracted until 2020 (via Transfermarkt), it is very much now or never for Stobbs in terms of his career with the Owls and so if he is granted a temporary switch he simply has to step up to the mark by delivering a number of eye-catching performances.