Tony Pulis hints at mini clearout at Sheffield Wednesday next month?
Sheffield Wednesday manager, Tony Pulis, has hinted that there could be a mini clear-out at the club next month, suggesting that there needs to be incoming and outgoing transfers.
Pulis has made no secret of the fact that he wants to bolster his Owls side once the transfer opens up, but now he’s also admitted that there is likely to be some players leaving the club as well.
Speaking to the media today, the Wednesday boss said, “I’ve sat down with Downsy (David Downes) and the recruitment people and gone through what I think we would need. And that’s with players leaving as well.
And when asked for clarification whether there will be incomings and outgoings, he replied, “I think there has to be, yeah.”
It remains to be seen at this point how many, or which, players Pulis could be referring to, but it’s likely it may include some of the younger players, such as Alex Hunt, Matt Penney and Osaze Urhoghide – neither of which have played for Pulis yet – heading out on loan.
On top of that, Jack Marriott and Aden Flint could be looped into the category of potential exits, with the manager admitting that he doesn’t know if he’ll see them again at SWFC following their injuries.
It’s likely that there will have to be exits to free up space for any new signings he wants to bring in, which could lead to other players who aren’t youngsters possibly being loaned out, like what happened when Jordan Rhodes joined Norwich City on loan the last time they were in the Championship.
Speaking further about potential recruitment, Pulis added, “There are players that we need, and players that we have to try and get… That’s my responsibility.
“My big responsibility is to convince the powers that be that this is the situation, this is what we need to give us as good a chance as we possibly can.
“I have that on my shoulders, I have a responsibility to the chairman, the staff, the players and the supporters. I’ll be saying and doing things that I think the football club needs.”
Wednesday have five games left to play before the transfer window opens up, and Pulis is eager to pick up as many points as possible between now and then.