"The Owls announcement on Tuesday morning that they were to release six players highlighted the recruitment task that faces Dave Jones this summer.
After the departures of Chris Sedgwick, Jon Otsemobor, Clinton Morrison, Richard O’Donnell, Sean Cuff and Vadaine Oliver, and the return of quartet Danny Batth, Nile Ranger, Keith Treacy and Michail Antonio to their parent clubs, manager Jones is left with a wafer-thin squad.
As of present, The Owls have just 21 senior players on the books, which includes Giles Coke and Mark Reynolds after their loan spells ended. It would seem then that there is going to have to be at least six or seven new faces arriving in S6 over the summer, and Jones will undoubtedly be handed a useful transfer warchest in which to do so.
When analysing the current squad there are a number of players who will be competing at Championship level for the first time. Chris Lines, Mike Jones, and Ryan Lowe are just three examples, whilst Gary Madine had an ill-fated stint at Coventry, Jose Semedo played in the second tier for two seasons with Charlton and Reda Johnson has just 25 appearances under his belt in the Championship.
Others that will be experiencing English football’s second tier for the first time are Mark Reynolds, Miguel Llera and Giles Coke, whilst David Prutton and Chris O’Grady haven’t plied their trade in the division since 2007.
With all that, it seems that experienced players at this level are now required and with the rumour mill set to kick in over the next few weeks, it will be interesting to see who exactly comes through the door at S6.
Current Squad (as of 15 May 2012) - Players in Bold denotes less than 50 appearances in the Championship."
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