Sheffield Wednesday’s Kadeem Harris: “That’s the most important thing…”

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Sheffield Wednesday will be back in action this weekend as competitive football returns for the Owls, and Kadeem Harris is pleased with the work that’s been done so far in terms of the squad.

Garry Monk has brought in some youth with the signing of Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Izzy Brown, while Chey Dunkley has added some experience to the ranks following his switch from relegated Wigan Athletic.

Harris, who played a big role for Wednesday in his debut season at Hillsborough in 2019/20, knows the challenge ahead, and the sort of player that the club need in order to make a good go of it.

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Speaking to the Star this month, the wide man said, “It's very important… There's a long season ahead, and so a big squad is needed and the right characters are needed. The additions that have been brought in are definitely the right sort of people. They've settled in well, and they are the right sort of players – hungry players that want to impress. That's the most important thing, to get that hunger in the squad.”

Meanwhile, regarding Dele-Bashiru specifically, Harris said, “He's a very good player, box-to-box player, he brings a lot of energy into the team and he's real hungry. He's come from that Man City team where he wasn't really given that opportunity in the first team because of the quality that team has. But he's come here hungry to impress and really get his career underway. He's impressed so far and I'm sure he will do during the season as it goes on.”

Harris was handed a starting berth for the 0-0 draw against Leicester City at Loughborough University over the weekend, and gave a good account of himself before coming off in the second half among many changes by both the Owls and their Premier League opponents.

The 27-year-old hasn’t scored for SWFC since bagging against Birmingham City back in November, but he’ll be hoping to get a chance to end his dry spell in front of goal if given the chance against Walsall in the Carabao Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Kadeem Harris will be hoping to kick on for Sheffield Wednesday this season.Kadeem Harris will be hoping to kick on for Sheffield Wednesday this season.
Kadeem Harris will be hoping to kick on for Sheffield Wednesday this season.


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