Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Garry Monk hints at permanent deals for loan men; Connor Wickham on push for promotion plus build-up to Barnsley clash
Welcome to another day of Sheffield Wednesday news.
We’re here all day with the latest from Hillsborough as the Owls get ready for an early afternoon kick off against near neighbours Barnsley at Oakwell. Stay with us for all the build-up and more from S6.
Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: All the latest from Hillsborough
Last updated: Friday, 07 February, 2020, 17:56
- The Owls take on Barnsley tomorrow in an early kick off
- Garry Monk says it's time to drag themselves out of their bad run
- Boss opens up on his 'mistakes'
- Wednesday aren't a 'magic team', says Barnsley boss
- Wickham explains why he's back at S6 for a third time
- Monk hints at permanent deals for loan men
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Loan star believes Wednesday can mount a push for promotion
Connor Wickham says there is no reason why Sheffield Wednesday cannot finish in the top six this season despite their poor league form.
Monk has his say on permanent deals for loan stars
Wickham on why he has returned to S6
Connor Wickham has been speaking to the media about his return to Hillsborough for a third spell on loan.
EFL to discuss transfer window changes
Following the decision of the Premier League to revert back to the traditional end to the summer transfer window at the end of August, the EFL have confirmed clubs will discuss doing the same with the Championship later this month.
Last summer saw both the Premier League and Championship agree to close the transfer window on the Thursday prior to the start of the top flight campaign.
With European leagues opting to remain with a deadline day at the end of August, the Premier League yesterday reversed the decision so as to not be disadvantaged by the early end to the window.
And now the EFL clubs will now discuss the possibility of doing the same with the Championship when they meet later this month.
“It is a very difficult game for us, but Sheffield (Wednesday) is a good team, but not a magic team.”
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Monk opens up on 'mistakes'
Things have not gone Sheffield Wednesday's way on the pitch since Christmas.
heir promotion push is now hanging by a thread after a run of just one victory from their last seven Championship matches.
Some critics have questioned manager Garry Monk's decision-making following the downturn in the team's results. His team selection and tactics have come under fire in some quarters because Wednesday have dropped from third to 11th in the space of six weeks.
Monk has taken his fair share of responsibility for their poor run of form.
"We (managers) always make mistakes - no one is perfect," he said.
Hopefully this is the beginning of a sea change at Wednesday
Monk's demand on his Wednesday players - time to turn that corner
Garry Monk says his Sheffield Wednesday players have to use tomorrow's trip to Barnsley as the ideal time to drag themselves out of their poor run of results and get their play-off campaign back on track. "Hopefully the new players have given impetus to the squad, I can see this week competition is up," he said.