Glenn Roeder on what will be crucial to making his relationship with Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray work

Sheffield Wednesday

Glenn Roeder has been brought in to oversee Sheffield Wednesday's transfer business.

Sheffield Wednesday advisor Glenn Roeder has told the Sheffield Star that signing the right players will be vital for the club this summer.

Wednesday are expected to make a number of additions to their team in the coming months, with the Owls having money to spend following the takeover of Dejphon Chansiri.

To ensure that the Yorkshire side target the right players in the upcoming window, Roeder has been appointed to give his views on who Wednesday should be aiming to sign. 

It is thought that Wednesday boss Stuart Gray will have little say on which players are brought to Hillsborough, but Roeder insists that the partnership can work.

“It [the partnership] can work at any club when the players are good enough that a head coach is given,” he said. 

“The problem is when you’re given players you don’t want to work with and you don’t believe in them like perhaps the head of recruitment or director of football does."

Wednesday's main priority this summer will be the addition of a clinical forward, as they struggled for goals so badly last term.

Not one player in the Owls squad managed to break into double figures last season, and it is an obvious area where they need to improve.

It means that the side's work in the transfer market will be crucial to their chances of pushing for promotion out of the Championship in 2015/16, and Roeder will be looking to prove his worth during his first transfer window at the club. 

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