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Strengthening the squad

26 July 2023

Club News

Strengthening the squad

26 July 2023

Owls manager Xisco spoke of his delight at securing the services of Juan Delgado and Ashley Fletcher following our friendly at Doncaster on Tuesday.

Wednesday continued their preparations for the new season with a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Ahead of the short trip to Rovers, the Owls confirmed the signing of striker Fletcher on a season-long loan from Watford.

The move came one day after Chilean international Juan Delgado bolstered the S6 ranks.

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Buoyed by the duo’s arrival at Hillsborough, Xisco said: “Juan is an international for Chile, and he can play in a few positions – full back, winger, number 10 or number 8, and he’s a player who is aggressive and will give consistency in the team.

“Right now that’s what we want, consistency.

“I’m very happy with him, he was a very good choice for us - and now it’s the time for Juan to improve. The faster that can happen, the better for our squad.”

Fletcher, who Xisco has previously managed at Watford, checked in earlier in the day on Tuesday.

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“I think for me, Fletcher is complete,” the manager added. “He’s like a targetman, but also has the velocity to go into space. When he was with me at Watford he knew exactly what I wanted from my strikers, and worked very hard.

“I think we will try every day to give something different for the players. I think he’s an important player coming into our squad.”

Both Delgado and Fletcher were not involved in the clash with Doncaster but are in contention to feature this Saturday at Hillsborough when the Owls host Luton in our final pre-season friendly.

Kick-off in S6 is set for 3:00pm and tickets are available HERE.


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