Sheffield Wednesday: Fringe men can leave on loan, admits Owls boss

Carlos Carvalhal
Carlos Carvalhal

Wednesday chief Carlos Carvalhal has revealed he is prepared to allow more peripheral members of his first-team squad to leave in the January transfer market.

A fortnight has passed since defender Darryl Lachman left to join Dutch side SC Cambuur on a temporary basis, having been frozen out at Hillsborough.

Lewis McGugan and Caolan Lavery took part in a behind-closed-doors match with Rotherham United earlier this week. Their futures, along with defenders Claude Dielna and Rhoys Wiggins, appear to lie elsewhere. Left-back is believed to be attracting the interest of Brighton and Hove Albion and Bristol City.

Head coach Carvalhal has also previously stated he would not stand in Sergius Bus’s way if a club approached them regarding taking the Romanian striker on loan.

“It is possible some will leave,” Carvalhal told The Star. “Some players know from myself that it is better for them to go on loan and play.

“It wasn’t possible over Christmas and they didn’t have a chance to go to another club but they still know my position.

“If someone requested to leave to play, we will consider it. If we said ‘yes’, we must bring in another player.”

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While Carvalhal has no issues with the New Year transfer window, he disagrees with the emergency loan market.

He stressed: “I hate poison, terrorism and wars but I don’t hate the transfer window. When you open the window, some fresh air can come inside. Some good, some not so good. You can refresh your house.

“Short-term loans are completely different. I think they are bad.

“It doesn’t make any sense in my opinion in football that you can bring a player in for one or two games and then he can go back. It is not good for English football.”

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