Sheffield Wednesday have had a very disappointing start to the season and are stuck firmly in the bottom half of the table. Quite simply, from the manager to the players, too many have underperformed.
The team showed their quality in the Leeds game, where they dismantled their Yorkshire rivals 3-0, yet put in an embarrassing display in the Steel City derby a week prior to that.
Such inconsistencies have continued in recent games and perfectly demonstrate what is wrong with the club at the minute. Major changes are needed in January.
It can be argued that the club didn’t do enough over the summer when it came to recruitment and they will seriously have to improve from that aspect in January. The problem with the winter window is that prices become even more inflated and club’s are reluctant to release some of their better players.
Nevertheless, if Wednesday are to have any chance of reaching the top six then it’s pivotal that they make the right moves in the next window. With that in mind, we look at three players Carlos Carvalhal and Dejphon Chansiri should be discussing about bringing to Hillsborough.
It would be ambitious and highly unlikely given the respective positions of the two club’s now, but money talks.
If the Owls could put together a decent financial package and got closer to the play-offs, it might be something he would consider. Wednesday haven’t looked the same at the back this year and Flint would help them get back to their solid best.
He is strong, commanding and scores a lot of goals for a defender and would enhance Carvalhal’s side significantly.
With Sam Hutchinson struggling with injuries this season, Wednesday have really missed someone who can do the dirty side of the game in midfield.
However, that would suit Ledley down to the ground. He would bring a steel and determination that’s been missing from the Owls this season and complement the other players well.
The ex-Celtic man only signed a short-term deal with Derby and Wednesday should be sounding him out already for when it expires in January.
It’s no doubt the absence of Fernando Forestieri has seriously harmed Wednesday. The Argentinian offers a creativity and skill that nobody else has in the squad.
Whilst Toni Martinez isn’t necessarily at the same level yet, he will bring flair and skill to the Owls front line that’s currently missing, along with goals.
The Spaniard has eight goals in Premier League 2 this season and has excelled at that level. West Ham would be willing to loan him out and Wednesday could be the beneficiaries.
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