Steve Bruce has admitted that he has a ‘big problem’ on his hands at Sheffield Wednesday this season.
Despite having made his own additions on Deadline Day last week, the new manager is concerned with the size of the squad Jos Luhukay has left him with.
Bruce has a number of players that he has available to him, however, he is mindful of the fact that it needs to be addressed in the future and has repeatedly stressed the need to do so.
Speaking to The Sheffield Star, he said: “I think the big problem any manager would face here though with the squad as I’ve said repeatedly is that it’s too big, so that’s something that we’ll try and address.
“Last week I took 20 players, left seven behind and had three injuries. It’s no great in that respect.
“I’m mindful of the fact that the squad is doing well and the team is doing very well too so there won’t be wholesale changes. It’s much of the same [in regards to the game against Reading on Saturday].”
It is never easy for a manager when he arrives at a new club when they have too many players on the books, especially at a club like Sheffield Wednesday.
With their current financial position in regards to Financial Fair Play regulations, it would be a smart and sensible decision to try and reduce the squad to an acceptable and manageable number of players.
As he mentioned, Bruce can only take a number of players to matches with him in his matchday squad, which could see some senior men miss out entirely, especially if things are going well as well as they are for The Owls.
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