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Stating The Obvious

The latest poll on Vital Sheffield Wednesday asked users what position needs strengthening the most this close season, and the results are in.

Yes, yes, we may be the stating the obvious - but we'll just put it down to that time of the season when the news is just, slow...

No surprises that 81 per cent of users thought the Owls midfield was the place where Brian Laws should be spending what little money he has to strengthen his squad this summer.

Or could that be what millions he, or indeed someone else, could well be spending this summer?

We can all hope I guess - only joking about the 'someone else', Brian...

Wednesday are said to be closing in on signing Burnley's James O'Connor, and make him Brian Laws' first signing of the summer, but despite all local and national media claimed the deal is all but done, we're yet to see anything official come from S6.

Names aplenty have also been mentioned with the role in midfield, with Aberdeen's former Scotland international Barry Nicholson and Carl Fletcher also linked with S6, but at this time of year it's hard not to take all the 'news' without a pinch of salt.

But all the deals point to Laws looking to strengthen the midfield, and the centre midfield in particular after losing Glenn Whelan in the January transfer window and Graham Kavanagh also returning from his loan spell back to Sunderland.

Adam Bolder has also returned to Q.P.R. and no mention of the duo returning has been seen, leaving Wednesday with a pretty lacklustre, and inexperienced centre midfield, is that just Sean McAllister?

On to the attack, and 10 per cent Vital Sheffield Wednesday users believe Laws should strengthen the Owls' attack this summer, even though the man himself has said he's happy with his strikers...

Akpo Sodje and Francis Jeffers are both set to return from long lay-offs this summer, and if, yes a big if at that, the duo manage to stay fit, then you can't really argue with Laws given we also have Marcus Tudgay to return, and Deon Burton and Leon Clarke also in back-up.

Understandably, just four per cent of you thought the defence needed strengthening.

With Frank Simek due to return for the next campaign, that's unless he's sold of course, the defence is looking good - it was good last season, despite our final league position.

For the first time in years we have a solid, determined back four, who've either come through the youth ranks together at S6, or who have ties with the Owls - all with the exception of Frankie of course. It's looking good, and no, there's no need to change it, although a back up 'utility man' (hmm..) would be welcome in case of injuries.

Rob Burch has been released from his contract at S6, leaving Lee Grant as the undisputed number one at Hillsborough, but can young Richard O'Donnell make the step up as his number two next season?

Maybe, maybe not, but five per cent of you think that Laws should strengthen the quality of the men between the sticks for next season.

Only time will tell, but I think we've pretty much hit the nail on the head with where the budget should be spent this pre-season.

Spend it wisely, Mr Laws...

Date:Wednesday June 18 2008
Time: 9:00AM


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