Sheffield Wednesday’s preseason plans to take shape as talks continue
Sheffield Wednesday’s players will be back in for preseason testing on Friday before heading out to Wales to undergo a training camp with their manager, Darren Moore.
Moore, who is now recovered from his battle with COVID-19, has been working hard behind the scenes in the build-up to the 2021/22 campaign, however there have been plenty of the off-the-field issues that have no doubt made life quite difficult.
The Owls have only confirmed one preseason game up to now – against Celtic on July 7th – however have previously said that other fixtures will be confirmed in due course as they finalise plans for the weeks leading up to their League One opener in August.
Moore and his side will return to Middlewood Road for the first time on Friday where they will be put through their paces to check out their physical levels before heading out of Sheffield to begin a preseason camp in Wales
The Owls explained previously that their camp would begin on June 28th, and with that in mind it’s likely that they will travel through to the venue – which has not been named – this coming weekend so that they can hit the ground running on Monday morning.
Several Wednesday players have documented their pre-preseason workouts in recent weeks, with the likes of Barry Bannan, Chey Dunkley, Josh Windass, Andre Green and Alex Hunt just a handful of players who have shared their experiences on social media, and they’ll be hoping that it stands them in good stead for when the real work starts in a few days’ time.
Though the Celtic game is the only confirmed fixture so far, it’s thought that plenty is going on in the background to secure a couple of other encounters for Moore and his side to prepare for the new season, and it may well be that the annual friendly against Stocksbridge Park Steels could return after the pandemic last season meant that it wasn’t possible.
Wednesday don’t have the biggest squad at present following a number of exits over the summer, while they’re also thought to be working on deals to secure the futures of Josh Dawodu, Charles Hagan and Josh Render.