"That name popped up.." Neil Thompson given limited information on Sheffield Wednesday transfer progress
Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Neil Thompson said he has been given limited information on the likelihood of incoming transfers at the club ahead of the closure of the transfer window on Monday evening.
The former Boston United boss has now steered Wednesday through a month since the departure of Tony Pulis but with a matter of days left until the end of the window is largely in the dark as to what additions the club are likely to make.
Asked said he understood the frustration of supporters hoping for an indication of whether they can expect to see reinforcements at the club, Thompson said: “If I’ve not got any information, how I can really give any information?
“Obviously there will be discussions in the air, but at the end of the day when a signing comes in, it’s only respectful that that signing isn’t revealed until he’s in the building.
“Look, I’ve been involved in one or two discussions on players, but that’s as far as it goes. We’ve got people discussing things that are bubbling under. Whether things get done or not, we’ll wait and see.”
Wednesday face Preston North End this weekend hoping to bounce back from a damaging midweek defeat at Coventry. Both new signings Andre Green and Sam Hutchinson are in line to play a part.
Asked whether youngsters such as Alex Hunt are likely to go out on loan, Thompson said: “I’m not aware of anything on that.
"There’s been a wee bit of interest I think but at the end of the day we’ve not got a massive squad, so there won’t be a lot of outgoings I wouldn’t have thought, but we’ll see over the next couple of days.”
One of the handful of players linked with a move to Hillsborough is Crewe left-back Harry Pickering. Wednesday face a battle with Blackburn Rovers for his signature and Thompson admitted his was a name that had been discussed.
“The recruitment department look at a lot of players, the ones that are impressing in the lower leagues,” he said. “They have a network of scouts have had a look, watching a lot of videos and that name has popped up. There’ll be one or two others as well.”