Sheffield Wednesday latest news, Sheffield Wednesday’s stance on potential Charlton Athletic signing revealed

Sheffield Wednesday’s stance on potential Charlton Athletic signing revealed

Sheffield Wednesday have reportedly ended their pursuit of fellow League One striker Jayden Stockley after securing Michael Smith’s signature.

Darren Moore was eager to add quality up-top this summer.

The Owls narrowly missed out on promotion last time out in semi-final defeat and their job now is to recruit well enough to get over the line this time around.

Wednesday have added to their ranks through Rotherham United’s Smith who scored 19 times last season in League One.

Managing to secure Smith on a free after his deal at Rotherham United expired was a great coup and Wednesday supporters will be hoping he can recreate the same number of goals this season.

This signing is a huge addition and shows real intent. But, it does make a Stockley deal less and less likely, and The Star has now confirmed that Sheffield Wednesday’s pursuit of Stockley is over.

In the 2021/22 campaign, Stockley scored 13 times and had Moore managed to sign both of his targets they’d be a huge danger this season.

Still, Sheffield Wednesday’s recruitment so far has been proactive. It’s clear the ambition this year is to ensure the job is done automatically.

Promotion contenders?

The Owls were one of the most in-form sides at the back-end of last season and they were feared by many.

Moore’s side were always dangerous and the additions this summer only add to that.

It will be disappointing that the Stockley pursuit has ended for now. But, who knows what the rest of the window holds.

The third tier is becoming tougher and tougher and teams need all the depth they can get, so don’t rule out another move for Stockley who may yet have more suitors in the Football League between now and the start of the next season.

The League One campaign is less than a month away but the Owls look in good shape to start on the front foot, and challenge for promotion once again.

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