Wednesday greedy for glory at double

Extra experience: Richard O'Donnell, pictured, or Arron Jameson will be allowed to go on loan after the signing of Stephen Bywater and return to fitness of Nicky Weaver. Picture: Steve Ellis
Extra experience: Richard O'Donnell, pictured, or Arron Jameson will be allowed to go on loan after the signing of Stephen Bywater and return to fitness of Nicky Weaver. Picture: Steve Ellis
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WEDNESDAY have enjoyed success in the League and the FA Cup - but they are hungry for more as they face West Ham and Charlton in their next two matches.

Assistant manager Chris Evans feels that opposition from a costly, promotion-chasing Hammers squad and a bulging, top-of-the table Addicks outfit underlines the fact that clubs need strong squads if they are to thrive.

“We’re in front of our home crowd against one of the traditional sides, West Ham, and we’re greedy and thirst for the next game,” he said. “Big crowds and success come from one thing, and that’s winning.

“You do need the squad, and this is why we are going to need the support of the chairman.”

Evans believes that fans will applaud the club’s efforts to sign new players, principally for the promotion campaign, and he said after the Tranmere game that he expected Gary Megson, chairman Milan Mandaric and vice-chairman Paul Aldridge to hold discussions about the way ahead.

The assistant boss said: “If the manager believes, as I believe he does, that we still need to strengthen, I think it would be foolhardy to think there’s no room for strengthening and no room for progress. There is.

“To date the chairman has stood by us, and the fans have shown their support with their feet and vocally. I’ve been in the game over 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like the support of this club.

“We’ve got a duty of care to these fans. The manager is our leader. He will make his decisions on the way he sees the way forward.

“I would believe, strongly, that the chairman will support his manager, will support the fans; and while we all know that we’d all like to go out and bring in the top players, everything is relative, we accept that.

“But the manager can only do what he can do and the manager knows where we are, he knows where the finishing line is. If we’re able now support the manager in his quest to bring three players in, I think we give ourselves every opportunity for further progress.

“Our competitors have been trying to put things together now for the last few years. It’s early doors for us, but early, late, middle, doesn’t mean anything; we’re greedy. we want success; we want it for the players, the chairman and more importantly for the fans.”

While efforts to sign players have taken the spotlight, the Owls are also ready to let Richard O’Donnell or Arron Jameson go out on loan after the return to fitness of Nicky Weaver and the full signing of Stephen Bywater. Gary Megson wants two experienced men as his main keepers for the promotion push.

But that does not mean that O’Donnnell, aged 23, and Jameson, 22, are being discarded. Megson sees a loan move as a way of adding to a young keeper’s experience and feels that goalkeepers mature relatively late.

Weaver, 32, and Bywater, 30, will compete for the No 1 spot, with Weaver currently the man in possession after playing in the wins against Preston and Tranmere.

Ben Marshall has won the club’s latest Player of the Month award.