Sheffield Wednesday star backing boss Tony Pulis over January transfer window

One of Tony Pulis’ most experienced players has voiced his backing for the boss over plans for the upcoming transfer window.

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 6:00 am

Pulis has already made it clear that if everything goes his way there should be incomings at S6 in January, stating recently that the squad ‘needs’ new players.

And Tom Lees is of the same opinion as the manager, in the belief that fresh faces would offer a new dynamic to the team as they bid to drag themselves out of the relegation zone over the festive period.

Attacking players will, of course, be a priority given Wednesday’s crippling lack of goals but there are positions across the pitch that could do with the addition of more quality.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Tony Pulis has made it clear there needs to be new faces in the Owls squad in the January transfer window. Pic Steve Ellis

“I agree with [Pulis], I think that goes for any squad but definitely when you're down there [near the bottom] in the league I think it just gives everybody a boost,” said Lees.

“Obviously the manager says he wants to bring in players who are going to go straight into the team and really improve the team which is great because that will help everybody and it will be good to see some faces come through the door.

“But if it doesn't happen it's up to us to get out of this position.

"We all believe that we can do it but we just know that the last while hasn't been good enough and it's up to us to get out of that but anybody that comes in that improves the team, we will be happy with that.”

Lees wouldn’t state where he would strengthen, if he was the manager, but the former skipper did claim that every player should welcome new arrivals.

“It's up to the manager, but whoever he brings in... I only have to look at myself, there are seven or eight players who can play at centre half, so competition brings out the best and keeps everyone on their toes,” added the 30-year-old, who has recently been offered a new contract by the Owls’ hierarchy. “He said he wants players who will make the starting XI better and hopefully we can do that.”