Garry Monk was somewhat evasive when asked if Sheffield Wednesday’s off-field issues could affect his plans for the January transfer window earlier.

Wednesday, along with their chairman Dejphon Chansiri and finance director John Redgate, were last month charged with misconduct by the English Football League.

But the Owls announced earlier this week that they will vigorously defend the charges and are bringing their own claim against the EFL.

The Championship side were also issued with transfer embargoes in each of the past two summer transfer windows.

The Wednesday chairman, Chansiri. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

But the prospect of incomings and outgoings at Hillsborough this winter, Monk told the official Sheffield Wednesday Facebook page: “Yeah, of course (he is planning to do business).

“Like any situation, you try and plan and when we all sit together and understand what we can and can’t do in January anyway, as a club, regardless of any impending things or anything like that, is what we can and can’t do and what would be sensible for a club anyway. That’s how I would always approach it.

“So we’ll have those discussions in the coming weeks and we’ll plan for January, whether it’s incomings (or) outgoings.

“But of course, at this moment my main focus is on what we’re doing right now for the game on the weekend. The rest of it will take care of itself.”

Monk was hired as Sheffield Wednesday manager after the close of the summer transfer window, and is working with the squad he inherited from his predecessor, Steve Bruce.

The Owls can move back into the Championship play-off places with a win against Brentford on Saturday, although their progress could yet be halted by a points deduction – or worse – as a result of their EFL charge.

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