Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has said that recruitment at the Hillsborough club could continue and has refused to rule out further additions, reports the Yorkshire Post.

The addition of Charlton left-back Rhoys Wiggins and recently released Marseille winger Modou Sougou meant that the Owls have brought in 11 new players this summer, and will continue to look at ways in which they can improve.

Carvalhal told the Yorkshire post that “I’m very happy with the group that we have. We have got two more players this week. Lucas Joao only came last week so they don’t understand 100 per cent our philosophy.

“Game by game we will be better and understand exactly what they want. We are ready to start the competition.

“The window is open and all teams will be looking at the window until it closes so there could be some movement.”

The boss says that his side are ‘outsiders’ for promotion, but doesn’t believe that money is the most important thing. “Money is not the most important in football, but it is important,” states Carvalhal “The teams who have been relegated have big parachutes and have big budgets.

“They have players from the Premier League and have more money to buy players. They are the favourites.

“But, at the same time, there are some teams that came close to promotion last year who have the same coaches, players and philosophy. They have improved their teams year by year. These kind of teams are ready to fight for the top positions.

“We are in a different situation. I don’t want to talk about money and budgets but we will try to do our best. We will fight game by game and see what we can do. We are outsiders, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have ambitions.”

Wednesday begin the season at home to recently-promoted Bristol City on Saturday, where they will be looking to start the season off with a win and continue to improve both in terms of performance and recruitment as August progresses.


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