Sheffield Wednesday: 'Everybody knows the way we play and what we expect'

Manager Jos Luhukay believes Wednesday will benefit from having a settled squad heading into the new Championship campaign.

Owls boss Jos Luhukay.
Owls boss Jos Luhukay.

With less than a week to go until the summer transfer window shuts, the Owls have not made a solitary signing.

But Luhukay, whose side go to league new boys Wigan Athletic tomorrow, is refusing to be downhearted, claiming a quiet summer on the transfer front could work to their advantage.

"It can be a positive thing for us," he said. "This team have worked together over the last three years. Only Joey Pelupessy came in in January.

"The players know each other. Everyone knows the way we play and what we expect. The competition starts on Saturday and I think we are ready for it."

Asked if he is frustrated by their lack of transfer business, Luhukay said: "It is not frustrating. Everyone knows I speak with a lot of respect and confidence in my team. I believe in my team so that is how it is."

There have been some high-profile departures, including Glenn Loovens, Ross Wallace, Jack Hunt and Jordan Rhodes.

But Luhukay reckons he has freshened the team up by drafting a raft of their academy players into the senior set-up.

He said: "We gave eight players away and we bring seven players in from the Under-23s. All young players between 19 and 21. That is how we have refreshed the team.

"We have a couple of injured players back so we have refreshed things."

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