"There needs to be an influx.." Tony Pulis yet to have Dejphon Chansiri meeting as he discusses Sheffield Wednesday transfer plans

Tony Pulis is yet to have the meeting with Dejphon Chansiri that could stand to make or break his January transfer plans.

Friday, 25th December 2020, 6:00 am

The Sheffield Wednesday manager told media after last week’s defeat at Nottingham Forest that he was due to have a meeting after his first month in charge of the club, an anniversary that fell almost two weeks ago.

After Saturday’s win over Coventry that he was expecting to speak to the chairman that evening.

Pulis is understood to be keen to discuss transfer plans among a great many other things he feels can improve Wednesday’s chances of survival.

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Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri is due to have a meeting with Owls boss Tony Pulis.

On why the meeting hadn’t yet taken place, he said: “It’s more my fault that anybody else’s because I get so engrossed in what I’m doing.

“There’s nothing going to change until the window opens. We can talk all we want to talk, we can send emails back and forth as much as we want, but nothing can change at the moment.”

The Welshman has made no secret of his desire to bring a raft of new faces into the club in the forthcoming January transfer window and reiterated that desire ahead of the Owls’ Boxing Day trip to playoff-chasing Blackburn.

“They’re a really, really good group of lads,” Pulis said. “There are no bad lads in the group, there’s nobody – and I’ve had to deal with this a number of times in my career – where you think ‘I’ve got to deal with him’ or ‘he’s a herbert and I’ve got to keep him under control’.

“But they need some help, without any question. There needs to be an influx of players coming in at January time. But they need to be the right players and they have to bring quality to this club and the take the team a step up.

“Hopefully, fingers crossed, that will happen.

“I’ve been in the game in a long time and I’ve been promised loads and loads by lots of people and ended up getting nothing, and then I’ve been told I’m getting nothing and ended up getting more than I ever thought I would get.

“It ebbs and flows and you’ve got to move with it, ride with it.”



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