Neil Thompson determined to move on after frustrating Sheffield Wednesday transfer window

They tried to get new players in, but Sheffield Wednesday’s transfer deadline didn’t quite go to plan – thankfully those that are already at the club came to the party against Bournemouth.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 9:44 pm
Neil Thompson was a happy man after Sheffield Wednesday beat Bournemouth. (Pic Steve Ellis)

It was a huge win for the Owls in Dorset as Jordan Rhodes popped up with a brilliant late header to make it 2-1 to Neil Thompson’s side at the Vitality Stadium, putting them a step closer to climbing out of the Championship relegation zone.

There had been hopes that Wednesday could get a bit of business done on deadline day on Monday, but it came and went with their only business being the sale of Conor Grant to Rochdale.

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‘Thommo’ admits that it’s frustrating, but is determined to move on and focus on the players that are at the club.

He told the media, “It is frustrating, but it’s a tough window for everybody I think… We’re frustrated, but it didn’t happen so we have to move on, and move on quickly and put it to bed.

“We’ve got players coming back, which think is important to us, and we’re going to need every single one of them.

“I think there were a few that were close, but it didn’t happen for whatever reason. It’s tough, it’s not easy getting players out at this time of year – people are looking at their squads and seeing what they need for the rest of the season, so yeah. We move on.”

Meanwhile, with the likes of Massimo Luongo and Chey Dunkley coming back from injury, the Owls squad is looking stronger by the week, and now they wait on players such as Moses Odubajo and Joost van Aken as they seek a return.

Will Millwall come too soon?

“I’m not sure,” Thompson said. “We’ll have to assess it on Thursday and obviously the physios will be in tomorrow looking at who’s there. We nearly had a full complement tonight.”

Wednesday are now 22nd in the Championship following a run of games that has seen them become one of the most in-form teams in the league, and they’ll be hoping to build on that further when they go up against Millwall this weekend.

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