Garry Monk speaks highly of Sheffield Wednesday’s signings, Chey Dunkley and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

Garry Monk has heaped praise on both of Sheffield Wednesday’s new signings, revealing what he feels the duo can bring to the Owls after making the move to Hillsborough.

By Joe Crann
Saturday, 15th August 2020, 5:00 pm

Experienced centre back, Chey Dunkley, and talented teenager, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, are thought to have penned two and three-year deals respectively in South Yorkshire after leaving Wigan Athletic and Manchester City, and Monk is delighted to have them both on board.

He told the club’s official website, “With Fisayo I think, what I have spoken about in the past, he is young, hungry and got a lot of potential. The fact that we’ve managed to sign him from Manchester City and obviously the calibre of that club and the young players they bring through.

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“To sign him is a big thing for us and what he brings, yes he hasn’t got a lot of experience in terms of first team football but he has potential to be a very, very good player.

“Going along with a couple of our other young players that we think have big potential, we are trying to recruit that as a profile. He comes in and I think everyone should be excited by that.

“If he can adjust and make that step up – and I wouldn’t have brought him here if I didn’t think he can do that – then we have a few young players here that can be a big part of our future.”

Meanwhile, regarding Dunkley, he said, “With Dunkley, he’s played over 300 games and is a very experienced lad… Again, delighted to have him with us. The big thing was his desire to come here, be part of it here and help us achieve our aims and get onto the path we want to take.

“If you look at his record, he’s a handful in both boxes and chips in with goals and that’s what we need from all areas. So yes, a positive week with the additions of those guys nice and early in pre-season for us to get the work in with them.”

Both players were at Middlewood Road yesterday for the start of preseason.

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Fisayo Dele-Bashiru at Sheffield Wednesday's training ground yesterday. (via swfc.co.uk | Steve Ellis)

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