Carlos not planning Owls loan swoops

Fernando Forestieri is close to full fitness according to Carlos Carvalhal
Fernando Forestieri is close to full fitness according to Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday are not planning further moves in the loan market, head coach Carlos Carvalhal has revealed.

But the Portuguese insists he is always on the look out should clubs make players available.

“We are not planning to bring anybody in,” Carvalhal told the Star.

“I said when the transfer window closed, we closed everything.

“But in football, you never know.

“We are not planning but like other clubs in the country we have open eyes.

“Clubs will send some players on loan.

“Eventually, if something comes, we can bring someone on loan.

“We are with antennas up.”

Carvalhal admits he is pleased with the progress his team has made since the last raft of signings, at the end of the summer transfer window.

And he is delighted the likes of Fernando Forestieri and Daniel Pudil are close to full fitness as the Owls return from the international break against Hull City this lunchtime.

“They are better,” Carvalhal said.

“Fernando is more near what he can do. He is much better now.

“Pudil and Barry Bannan are the same.

“All of those we bring in, with the time they have had are better.

“We felt the players we bring in had some difficulties in the first moments.

“They were not ready to play these kind of games.

“We probably have no more problems because we care about the health of the players and we put them out for one or two games, like Bannan and (Michael) Turner at Newcastle.

“In this moment, the players are better. They are more ready.”