Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst has a message to Owls fans concerned about the lack of movement in the transfer market: Don’t panic!
Supporters have been getting agitated with little noise coming out of Hillsborough with regards to the kinds of players that Wednesday will be targeting given their new-found wealth following the takeover by Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri.
While there has been movement in bringing certain aspects of the club up to scratch - Chansiri has invested in a new pitch and will have a new scoreboard installed - it is on the field where fans are most concerned.
Hirst says it is not unusual for clubs to go quiet for a while following the end of the season. However, the former striker does admit that it would be good to know Chansiri’s level of intent going into the upcoming campaign.
“It’s not the time to be panicking yet - it’s still early, and you’ll find that managers and players will go on holiday at this time of year and switch off a bit,” he said.
“It’s understandable that fans want to know, though. It’s the excitement that is driving that. I am a fan and I am excited about what the future holds, too. We all want to know what’s going to happen and we are a little in the dark over how much is likely to be spent.”