Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws has slammed the Owls’ performance v Hull City on Saturday.

Sheffield Wednesday lost 4-2 at Hull City in the Championship on Saturday. It’s another defeat for Xisco Munoz’s side who are yet to put a point on the board in the league this season, following a turbulent summer at the club.

Darren Moore’s sudden exit at the start of the summer seemingly pushed back the club’s transfer plans. Munoz then came in but he’s since had slim pickings in the transfer market, with Wednesday mostly forced to look abroad and look at the free agent market.

It’s made for a poor start to the season with the performance at Hull City highlighting a lot of flaws in the Wednesday side.

And former Owls boss Laws has had his say on the performance. As quoted by Yorkshire Live, the 61-year-old said:

“For Wednesday to progress in the Championship and to do well – there’ll be better teams than Hull to come and if you give them the kind of freedom they did in the second half, then they’re in for a tough time.

“It was inadequate defending, especially in the 18-yard box to give (Ozan) Tufan space and time to pick out the corner.

“You need reactive players and I thought they were very flat-footed and didn’t really react to the situations. If you do that with good players, they’ll put the ball in the back of the net. We’re in the Championship now and it’s not like players will blaze it over the crossbar like they may do in League One. They’re good players.”

Laws was in charge of Wednesday between 2006 and 2009. He oversaw 154 games in charge of the club, winning 52 of those matches.

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A tough season ahead for Wednesday…

That performance at Hull was a bad one. Laws’ comments are a stark warning ahead of what looks set to be a tough campaign for the Owls, who have just a few weeks left of the transfer window.

Djeidi Gassama looks set to arrive but Munoz needs more bodies in different areas of the pitch, and he needs that star quality that teams in the Championship need to stay above the drop zone.

Up next for the Owls is a home game v Preston North End this weekend. It’s another tough game for the Owls against a side in Preston who have some very good players on their books, but if Munoz could perhaps get another couple of players in before and work on his defence, it could be a good game for Wednesday.