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MetiNews.Com - Live coverage of the Owls manager's pre-match press call ahead of their first home game of the season
Breaking News ! Good morning and welcome to Yorkshire Live's live coverage of Garry Monk's pre-match press conference ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's first home match of the season against Watford. The Owls are looking in good shape following back-to-back away victories over Cardiff City and Rochdale. Tuesday evening's win over Dale has set up a third round Carabao Cup duel with Premier League Fulham next week. Monk made 11 changes at the Crown Oil Arena but will he turn back to the team who performed so well in South Wales when they host the Hornets this weekend? Sign up to our dedicated Sheffield Wednesday newsletter Why you should sign up? We will bring you all the best and latest Sheffield Wednesday news and analysis direct to your inbox as the fallout from the points deduction continues and Garry Monk gets his squad ready for a new season. Every day we'll send you a roundup e-mail of all the latest news from the day. We'll also have the latest features, nostalgia and opinion as we bring you the best coverage around of the Owls. How do you sign up? It's easy and takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article or any article on the Sheffield Wednesday section of Yorkshire Live. And that's it, you're all set. You can unsubscribe at any time and your data will not be shared with any other party. You can also follow us on Twitter and visit our dedicated Facebook page. As well as Watford, Monk is expected to field questions on potential new signings this morning. Wednesday want to bolster their strikeforce before the transfer window closes next month and are understood to be big admirers of West Bromwich Albion centre-forward Kenneth Zohore. Monk is also to be quizzed on possible outgoings, injuries and their worrying Hillsborough record in 2020. Follow below as our Owls writer Dom Howson brings the updates from Monk as they come.Key EventsSome topics on the agenda07:5307:53KEY EVENTSome topics on the agendaHere are just some of the things we expect Monk to discuss today...Team newsThe latest on their search for more forwards.Watford challengeWhat his best combination is up front.
. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter too so make sure to drop us a follow to stay up to date. 07:45Dom HowsonSome more light readingVersatile forward Elias Kachunga paid tribute to Sheffield Wednesday’s coaching staff after opening his Owls goal-scoring account.The 28-year-old marked his full Wednesday debut in style, powering a header past Rochdale’s Gavin Bazunu after a pinpoint delivery from stand-in captain Liam Palmer to put Garry Monk’s side on course to reach the Carabao Cup third round.Substitute Josh Windass added a second late on at the Crown Oil Arena to seal a second successive win on the road for Wednesday.Versatile forward Elias Kachunga paid tribute to Sheffield Wednesday’s coaching staff after opening his Owls goal-scoring account.Kachunga, one of 11 changes made by Owls boss Monk, says he is enjoying working with the club’s new-look backroom team of James Beattie, Darryl Flahvan and Andrew Hughes.First-team coach Hughes knows Kachunga well from their days together at Huddersfield Town and played a big part in his decision to move to Hillsborough this summer.Full story here07:43Dom HowsonInteresting stuff on Liam ShawGarry Monk has told Yorkshire Live that he remains undecided over Sheffield Wednesday youngster Liam Shaw’s best position.Shaw, who has progressed through the ranks at Hillsborough, has mainly been deployed as an attacking midfielder at youth level.But the boyhood Owls fan has been as a centre-back on a number of occasions by Monk since his promotion to the senior team.He was utilised in defence on his Wednesday debut as a late second half replacement against Queens Park Rangers post lockdown.And Shaw has also played at centre-back in the pre-season friendly against Leicester City and in last night’s Carabao Cup tie with Rochdale. The 19-year-old showcased his versatility by delivering a strong performance at the heart of their rearguard.Full story here07:41Dom HowsonFrustration for the Owls new boyKorede Adedoyin was a notable absentee from Sheffield Wednesday’s Under-23s curtain-raiser against Wigan Athletic today.The highly-rated forward, brought in following a successful trial period at the club, sat-out the behind-closed-doors fixture due to a delay in processing the paperwork to his free transfer move.But U23s coach Lee Bullen is confident the issue will be resolved quickly and Adedoyin will be in contention for selection when they go to South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley next week.Full story hereDom HowsonGreetingsWelcome along to live coverage of Garry Monk’s press conference this morning. He will be joining us from 8:30am. Here are a few bits to read to keep you going until then.
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