Owls: Sheffield Wednesday boss can’t decide how to strengthen side

Unsure: Boss Gary Megson.
Unsure: Boss Gary Megson.
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GARY Megson has conceded he is uncertain which areas he needs to strengthen in his Sheffield Wednesday team - because of the inconsistency in performances.

The Owls chief said recently he wanted a loan centre-half in the Darren Purse mould.

Megson also expressed his interest in signing West Ham duo Benni McCarthy and Henrita Illunga on loan earlier this week.

But now he explains: “The big problem I’ve got is that each time I watch us play I’m thinking we need something in this position, in that position, because the consistency in performances isn’t there.

“I saw the first game and thought Reda Johnson was like a watering can; his performances in the last few games have been terrific.

“Mark Beevers, I had a bit of a dig at him; I was sending Premiership clubs to come and watch him, but I come here and he’s sat on the bench with a hat on.

“He should be doing a lot better, and his performance at Bournemouth was somewhere near the standard I would expect.

“So you then start thinking we don’t need a centre-half, we need such and such position, but that’s been changing each week.

“Coming to the end of February, there aren’t many players who are affordable, available and will make you better. This isn’t the right time to bring players in, but trying we are.”

Wednesday, winless in 10 League One matches, travel to Carlisle United today without midfielder Giles Coke, who serves the final game of his three-match ban.