Why Morgan Fox is unfazed by Sheffield Wednesday's quiet summer

Morgan Fox insists he is not worried about Sheffield Wednesday's lack of transfer activity this summer.

Saturday, 21st July 2018, 4:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st July 2018, 4:37 pm

The Owls, who beat Dutch outfit Nac Breda 1-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly today, have yet to strengthen their first-team squad and the window for permanent signings closes in less than three weeks.

In fact, the only movement of senior players in and out of Hillsborough so far has been Jack Hunt and Jordan Rhodes leaving for Bristol City and Norwich City respectively.

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“There has not been a lot of change this summer but we know what we have got in this group,” Fox told The Star.

“We have a brilliant amount of talent.

“Everyone knows how good the squad is. You just have to look at the players we have got on our books.

“We have a great squad. We didn’t get into two play-offs for no reason.”

Wednesday failed to live up to expectations last season after successive top-six campaigns, finishing in a disappointing 15th position.

But Fox is refusing to dwell on the past.

“We need to forget last season, move on and start afresh,” he said. “We know what we want to do.

“We want to improve on last season massively and get back to the level we were at in previous years.”

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s under-23s claimed a battling 2-1 victory at Leicester City yesterday. Goals from Connor Kirby and Alex Hunt helped the Owls come from behind to make it back-to-back pre-season victories.

Development squad boss Neil Thompson said: “I thought it was a really good performance against a tough side. “We have been going there for the past two or three seasons now and they have always been a really tough opposition, but the boys were smashing.”