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Matt Penney will be like a new signing for Wednesday when he’s back

Matt Penney will be like a new signing for Wednesday when he’s back

Well, it was fun while it lasted, am I right? Sheffield Wednesday’s dazzling run of form under Steve Bruce has hit a stumbling block in and now their farfetched play-off dream really seems to be over. 

Indeed, after having an unbeaten run stretching back to the middle of January, it’s no surprise that Sheffield Wednesday have burned out a tad, now the season is drawing to its conclusion.

Now their long-shot aspirations of a sneaky spot in the play-offs seem to be all but finished, the focus for Steve Bruce and the board alike should be on the upcoming summer transfer window, which presents itself as a brilliant opportunity to bring in capable players for a promotion push.

That’s all well and good and something that needs to be done but when the injured Matt Penney returns for the Owls, the 21-year-old could be even more influential under Bruce.

Penney, (who is valued at £180k on Transfermarkt) has been out of action for Sheffield Wednesday since December but upon his return next season, he could easily appeal to Steve Bruce like a new signing would do.

Whether new management would decide to utilise Penney as a left-back or left-midfielder is really up to them but either way, the 21-year-old is set to fight back with a real point to prove. Penney was undoubtedly a big part of Wednesday’s team before his injury, judging by the fact he missed just three games at the start of this season.

With a summer budget unknown, the best way for Steve Bruce to save money in the left-back or wide position is to use Matt Penney when he is back fighting fit.

Do you agree that Penney would be like a new signing when back from injury? Let us know!

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