“It’s not even been an issue…” – What Garry Monk likes about all of his new signings at Sheffield Wednesday

Garry Monk has a new look squad available to him this season after a busy summer transfer window, and there’s one thing that sticks out for him with regards to all of Sheffield Wednesday’s latest recruits.

By Joe Crann
Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 12:30 pm

Monk has already handed out seven debuts in 2020/21, with Aden Flint and Jack Marriott the latest to make their first appearance in Wednesday colours.

Speaking after the 1-0 win over Birmingham, the Owls boss was quick to credit the club and chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, for the work that they’ve done over the last few months, praising the mentality of the players that have joined the ranks at Hillsborough.

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He told the media at St. Andrews, “One thing you can’t take away from this group is the fight that they’ve got, the spirit that they’ve got. They’re very much together.

“With the transfer window that we’ve had, I think we’ve been very smart. We’re not in a situation where we’ve been able to spend vast amounts of money - which is not the point anyway - but I’ve been pleased.

“The club and chairman deserves a lot of credit for that, and now it’s a case of just gelling us together while getting points early.”

Wednesday have already managed to shave eight points off their 12-point deduction with some solid results in the early stages of the campaign, and Monk has been particularly impressed with how his new faces weren’t daunted by the prospect of joining a team in their position.

Izzy Brown was one of the first through the door at Sheffield Wednesday this season. (Pic Steve Ellis)

He added, “What I like about all the ones that have come in… The 12 points could easily put a lot of players off. It’s not the most attractive situation, let’s be honest about it, but what I like about them all is that it’s not even been an issue.

“They wanted to come here, play for this club, play with this group of players and do well. I think that’s telling in the spirit you can see amongst them.”

Next up for SWFC is a tough tie with last year’s Play-Off finalists, Brentford, who visit S6 on Wednesday evening without their two top scorers from last season, Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma, that have joined Aston Villa and West Ham United respectively.

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