Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk provides January transfer window update

Sheffield Wednesday are planning to adopt a sensible approach to the January transfer window, according to boss Garry Monk.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 6:12 pm

Given the club's ongoing dispute with the English Football League over selling their Hillsborough stadium to chairman Dejphon Chansiri, it remains to be seen how active the Owls will be with in the transfer market next month.

Monk says he intends to hold talks with chairman Dejphon Chansiri and the club's recruitment team over the coming weeks before finalising his January plans. Thai businessman Chansiri is set to fly back to England later this month.

Monk told The Star: "It is about having those (transfer) discussions and knowing what areas you want to strengthen.

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"The squad is unbalanced in certain areas and that is clear for everybody to see but the players have been great with it. I have tried to give them a competitive mindset.

"Like any club, you see where you can strengthen and bits that you feel are weak and you try and do what you can. I will have those discussions when I sit with the chairman and the guys in that process and we go through what we can and can't do. The most important thing is to do it sensibly."

On the prospect of incomings and outgoings, Monk said: “Like any situation, you try and plan and when we all sit together and understand what we can and can’t do in January anyway, as a club, regardless of any impending things or anything like that, is what we can and can’t do and what would be sensible for a club anyway. That’s how I would always approach it.”

Owls boss Garry Monk