Sheffield Wednesday’s new signing, Chey Dunkley, on Garry Monk, ‘massive’ Owls and career progression

Chey Dunkley has spoken for the first time since joining Sheffield Wednesday, calling the Owls’ a ‘massive club’ while noting the role Garry Monk played in getting him to the club.

Sunday, 16th August 2020, 12:00 pm

Dunkley joined the Owls as their second signing ahead of the 2020/21 season, following on from Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, bolstering Monk’s backline as he looks to make sure they concede less goals in the campaign ahead.

The 28-year-old centre back was available as a free agent after leaving Wigan Athletic at the end of his contract, and is reported to have signed a two-year deal at Hillsborough after making the move to South Yorkshire.

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Speaking to the club on his arrival, ‘Dunks’ said, “It’s a massive club, and it’s good to be here to get it over the line, and also to come to a massive club it’s something that will help me in moving forward with my progression in football.

“The gaffer is a high-profile gaffer, and he was a centre half. Someone who played in a position that I’m playing, and I think he’s someone that can definitely develop me as a player and hopefully that’ll be for this club and pushing forward with this club.

“It has been a journey, but I feel like I’m always learning, always trying to develop. And I think that this is a big test for me to come to a real big club in Sheffield Wednesday, and hopefully all goes well.”

Meanwhile, after grabbing six goals in 2019/20 for Wigan, he also added, “I like to chip in where I can… First and foremost I want to keep clean sheets, I’m a defender at heart, but where I can chip in and score a few goals it’s something that’s in my game, and may that continue.”

Monk will now be eager to add a few more faces to his side as preseason takes a step up next week ahead of what is sure to be a tough 2020/21 Championship campaign for the Owls.

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Chey Dunkley reporting for duty at Sheffield Wednesday. (via @SWFC | Steve Ellis)

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