Darren Moore suggests potential Sheffield exits on the cards on Wednesday …
Moore has had several of the Owls’ young players so far in and around the first team during the preseason, and many of them have been in all four of their games until he continues to impose the rule on them.
Now, with the 2021/22 campaign just a few weeks away, Wednesday’s boss says it’s possible a few of them may go on loan in search of more consistent playing time – while others young people seem to have cemented their place in his plans for the coming season.
Speaking to the media following the 2-0 loss to Barnsley at the weekend, Moore said: “With the youngsters, we’ve looked at them well and there’s one or two that have stood up and stepped on them. But there’s also one or two who I think might still be looking to get a loan and get some experience. They could also gain knowledge and understanding of the game – and develop their physical strength.
“You need this playing time to build it, so look at some of the youngsters who will be some of the paths for them to take that step which is necessary for the first team.”
The Owls haven’t been very big in the outgoing loan market in recent years, with only a handful of players – including Matt Penney at St. Pauli and Jordan Rhodes at Norwich City – having made loans in recent seasons.