Sheffield Wednesday: Mandaric thrilled over Owls business

Owls chairman Milan Mandaric
Owls chairman Milan Mandaric
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Owls chief Milan Mandaric has expressed his delight at the business Sheffield Wednesday have completed this week.

The Championship club have dipped into the transfer market, recruiting Republic of Ireland international Keiren Westwood and former Chelsea youngster Sam Hutchinson.

Senior players Chris Kirkland and Jose Semedo have also committed their futures to the Hillsborough outfit, penning new one-year contracts. Semedo’s deal includes the option of a further 12 months. The midfielder joined in with pre-season training for the first time yesterday.

Mandaric, the Wednesday chairman, told The Star: “I’m very happy we’ve got those players because we needed to bring some quality in. We needed to add to what we have already got.

“It is important we go after quality players. Our objective is to bring in players who can make a difference.”

Mandaric says they are looking at bringing in another five players to increase competition for places. He remains confident Hafiz Mammadov’s takeover of the club will be approved by the Football League.

“We are looking forward to having a good, strong team and an exciting season,” he said.

“We want to keep progressing and to make our fans happy.”