Why Sheffield Wednesday's new additions could make promotion a possibility this season

Sheffield Wednesday arguably had the best transfer window of any side in the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday's January transfer window business may have rekindled their dwindling play-off hopes. 

The Owls have been drifting away from the top six for some time, but their squad looks immeasurably stronger following the additions that they have made in January.

Wednesday, who are now backed by wealthy new owners, brought in six players and they appear to have a team which is capable of competing with the best in the Championship.

Lewis Baker, Will Keane, Sergiu Bus, Marnick Vermijl, Lewis McGugan and Melo have all arrived at Hillsborough and it should be enough to catapult them up the standings.

The talents of Baker, Keane and McGugan have already been seen at Wednesday, but it is the transfers of Bus and Melo who have really captured the imagination.

Bus has scored 10 goals in 21 games for CKSA Sofia this season and if he can repeat that ratio until the end of the campaign, he will be a fantastic addition.

Melo, meanwhile, is basically a unknown quality, but his showings in the Portuguese top-tier have been highly impressive and if that form translates well to the English game then he, too, will bring a lot of quality to the team. 

It shows that the Owls' transfer business was not just a show of their new financial strength, but it also addressed all of the issues in their squad. 

Wednesday have struggled in offensive situations this season, but their added pace, power and creativity should enhance this area of their game considerably. 

With their defence already formidable, it means that they should become a side that nobody in the Championship wants to play and it would not be beyond the realms of possibility that they could make a late surge up the table. 

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