Carvalhal provides Wednesday transfer update; wants four new players

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday got their season off to a good start on Sunday.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal says he wants at least four new players to join the club before the end of the transfer window as he looks to bolster his squad, Sky Sports report.

The Owls started the season as one of the favourites for promotion and got off to the perfect start, beating fellow Championship promotion rivals Aston Villa 1-0 at Hillsborough on Sunday.

Wednesday have got an exciting side with quality players such as Fernando Forestieri, Steven Fletcher and Barry Bannan, yet boss Carvalhal feels as a squad they are still short on numbers.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal

Speaking after his side’s win over the Villans, the Portuguese coach says he wants a miniumum of four new additions before the transfer deadline as he seeks promotion to the Premier League.

"We have a squad that is not complete, we have a team to start the competition, but we have some gaps," Carvalhal told Sky Sports.

“We need one more player minimum in midfield, we need a winger and left-back and we need a centre-back, so four players at minimum to complete the squad. It's easy to see where we have the gaps."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Daniel Pudil is Wednesday’s number one left-back, yet beyond the former Watford man there doesn’t appear to be too much competition and the same can be said in central defence.

Sam Hutchinson, predominently a holding midfielder, played the opening fixture alongside Tom Lees at cente-back and it only takes an injury or two to hand Carvalhal a major issue in defence.

Going forward the club are stocked with options and a good variety of players, but another holding midfielder to support Bannan and Kieran Lee could make a big difference in those tough away matches.

Sheffield Wednesday's Kieran Lee (L) and Fernando Forestieri look dejected at the end of the match

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