Very few are talking about Sheffield Wednesday in the discussion about promotion this season, and perhaps this is due to their lack of transfer activity.
Wednesday once again lost in the play-offs last season, after losing to Hull City in the final in the 2015/16 season.
This year they couldn’t get past the semi-finals, losing to eventual winners Huddersfield Town on penalties.
The Owls are a rich club in the context of the Championship, and it’s therefore surprising that their play off defeat has not triggered a summer of heavy spending to get them into the Premier League, with George Boyd on a free transfer their only deal so far.
Perhaps their first transfer fee of the summer should go on Celtic winger James Forrest, who impressed despite a lack of appearances for the club last season.
The Scotsman is a tricky winger who’s also shown an ability for end product in his game, scoring six goals and making seven assists last season despite making just 28 appearances for the Bhoys during the campaign.
He also has international experience and is usually a member of the Scotland international set up, having made 17 appearances on the international stage.
He’d provide greater pace on the Wednesday wings, with their current options of Barry Bannan, George Boyd, Adam Reach and Ross Wallace not renowned for their lightening quick speed.
If Bannan were to play more predominantly in central midfield, it would allow Forrest to come in and play his game.
He would be a fine Championship winger and an excellent asset to Wednesday’s promotion charge.
Wednesday fans… Do you agree with this? Would Forrest be a good signing? Let us know in the comments below!