Sheffield Wednesday currently find themselves as surprise outsiders to reach the Championship play-offs this season. The Owls have been revitalised by new boss Steve Bruce, who has yet to taste defeat in the hot seat at Hillsborough.
However, regardless of whether or not Wednesday get promoted this season, there remains plenty of work for Bruce to do in the summer transfer window, as the coach himself has made it clear.
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Speaking of the pressures of complying with Financial Fair Play regulations, as quoted by The Star, Bruce said: “We all know that the FFP is still with us. We’ve got a lot out of contracts so we might have to sell one or two. That becomes part of the equation but we have still got to have a team together.”
It is surprising that Bruce has so freely admitted that sales may be necessary. However, it is refreshing to see the manager publicly accept that that is a realistic outcome.
Fans will certainly now be anxious to see who is retained in the summer and who is deemed surplus to requirements, however, avoiding a breach of FFP rules is vital if Wednesday are to progress positively in the long run. By making sacrifices this summer, Bruce can secure the club’s future.