Glenn Loovens pleased with the quality of Sheffield Wednesday's squad

Sheffield Wednesday are currently unbeaten in their last eight matches.

Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens has told the Guardian that this is the strongest squad he has known at Hillsborough. 

Loovens has been with the Owls since 2013, and he feels that the improvements the side made over the summer have strengthened the team considerably.

The Owls were backed with funds during the previous transfer window, and they signed 15 new players, meaning that they now have one of the largest squad in the Championship.

And Loovens said: "This is the strongest squad I’ve been in since coming to the club.

“To rotate you need a squad where the players are equal and the manager has faith in all of us. He has a confidence in the whole squad. We have a group that it doesn’t matter who he puts in because we’ll do the same job.”

Loovens has been one of the players in Wednesday's team to lose out because of the increase of quality at the club.

The defender was a virtual mainstay last term, but he has only played six times in the Championship this time around, with Carlos Carvalhal tending to switch him around. 

The improved class of Wednesday's squad has seen them mount of promotion push, and the side are now unbeaten in their last eight games.

Wednesday have moved into ninth place, and they will hope to make up the four-point gap to the top-six by the end of the season. 

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