Gray explains what he feels is biggest benefit of Owls takeover

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray feels he can now spend extra time working with his team.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has told the club’s website how the takeover from Dejphon Chansiri benefits him personally.

The Thai investor completed a move for the club yesterday and Gray feels he can now take his mind off of that question hanging over the club.

“It means I can concentrate all my efforts on the football,” he said.

“It’s a really positive movement and we can all look forward to the future.”

“I will look forward to sitting down with the new owners and talking about budgets.”

It’s an exciting time for the club because if the new owners are prepared to back the manager then the possibilities are endless and potentially rewarding.

The Owls remained well place to attack the play-off places but need a run of good results.

Their chances of achieving that are increased if the boss feels he can now put extra effort into preparing and focusing on his team than was otherwise the case.

That should allow him to make better judgements over where he feels he needs players and who he can let leave in the transfer market, whether that’s before the Monday deadline or looking ahead to the summer.

He seems to be relishing the chance to spend extra time working with the team and excited about a potentially bigger budget than he’s previously been used to.

The task now for Gray is getting the side into a position where Premier League promotion looks more like reality than a dream.

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