Sheffield Wednesday are still very much in financial turmoil and with Darren Moore still unsure over what his budget will look like for this summer’s transfer window, he could do a lot worse than to bring in now free agent Joe Pigott, according to former Sheffield Wednesday defender, Jon Newsome.
The Owls will know that they are likely going to have to box smart this summer if they want to bring in some quality additions to their now League One squad and someone they have been linked with is Pigott, who led the line for AFC Wimbledon last season.
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He certainly knows where the net is having netted 20 goals – and 22 in all competitions – during his final season spent with Wimbledon which saw them stay clear of the relegation zone, so he would certainly be able to complement someone like Josh Windass who could stay with the club for their season in England’s third tier.
League One is now littered with former big clubs of English football such as Portsmouth, Ipswich Town and Sunderland, so to get out of the league Moore will have to recruit players who know the league and how to do a job, something Pigott would certainly add. That’s according to Newsome, who spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“If we are able to afford him, then I think he is somebody who would undoubtedly add something to the club if he’s scored goals at that level before.
“He knows what that level is like and he would be one of many that we need to get through the door.”
Sheffield Wednesday don’t have time to be licking their wounds from relegation into League One as it is certainly an unforgiven league that is difficult o get out of, but even more so, very challenging to then remain out of it.
This is because clubs build their squads to get out of League One, however, the jump into the Championship is massive so Moore must try and strike that balance of players suited to League One but also capable of making the step up.
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