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Mandaric: Owls Building For Future

Mandaric: Owls Building For Future

Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric insists the Owls are building a squad for the future, and not just to achieve the the short-term goal of promotion this season.

Mandaric, who officially took control at Hillsborough last month, has helped Owls boss Alan Irvine bolster his squad with two defensive additions in the January transfer window already, with at least four more arrivals lined-up.

But the Owls supremo insists he's helping build a young squad for the future of the club, and not just the present.

His comments come with the news that Wednesday are still chasing the signing of Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds, despite have a bid knocked back for the young defender.

Mandaric told the Sheffield Star: 'We are looking to strengthen the defence a bit more; we are trying to bring in young players to build a team not only for the short term but for the future.'

Reda Johnson and Michael Morrison, both of whom signed last week, are both young defenders who have had plenty of experience in the Football League.

Reynolds will follow suit, with the 23-year-old earning positive reviews north of the border and attracting the interest of Scottish giants Rangers not so long ago.

And Mandaric has revealed that 'there's dialogue going on' with Motherwell as Irvine looks to get his man and make it a treble defensive swoop in the January transfer window.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday January 11 2011
Time: 10:14AM

Comments

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i actually think super milan could walk on water, its exciting once again to follow the wednesday. In hindsight, relegation is the best thing that ever happened to us.
DEZZYP
11/01/2011 10:30:00
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Agree didn't like it at the time who did! But look now were building a team to get us in premiership or carry us most of the way, instead of has beens and freebies! I will say this though get mellor bloody signed!!!
OWL25
11/01/2011 11:28:00
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Agree with mellor, he should have been the first signed up, prestons new manager might fancy having him back in the summer. its been said we lost £3 million by being relegated. So if we stayed up, our tax bills would probably have been covered and no pressure to sell for the shareholders, who knew relegation would have been the start of something good.
DEZZYP
11/01/2011 11:36:00
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I agree,Milan could probably walk on water,exciting times for us.At long last we have something going for us.We need Mellor signed up for next season for sure.
leons gloves
11/01/2011 12:31:00
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It's great to get on this sight to see what good news has come, rather than dreading it and wondering how much lower we can sink! What a change in just a couple of months. I remember when all the new signings were my age, and that's not a good thing!
Colorado Owl
11/01/2011 14:30:00
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on hoilday in spain at the min so missed most of the news but great win on saturday to to new lads same to have sorted to defence fly back on friday so will at the game sat hope they put in a performance
retfordowl1867
11/01/2011 16:28:00
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The most difficult thing is not to get greedy now, so pleased we are finally chasing proper players though. Morrison and Johnson are fairly raw but highly rated and Reynolds has good write ups, just so pleased they aren't has beens on the gravy train!
realrain
11/01/2011 17:38:00
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yeah i agree heard johnson and morrison had a great game at ashton gate and heard this reynolds good young player !
milan=owl
11/01/2011 17:49:00
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Have just been looking at the league table, and what a must win game on saturday against Charlton it is, after tonight's games we will have dropped down one maybe two place's, so if we don't get 3 points on saturday it will not be looking too good for us, we could be as low as 12th after this weekend, so come on boy's nothing less than 3 point's please.
ecco owl
11/01/2011 17:53:00
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Need to be taking 9 points from next three, if not full twelve from next 4 league games to stay in contention ecco
INOUTFLS
11/01/2011 18:21:00
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