Former Sheffield Wednesday man Carlton Palmer says that the Owls are in ‘serious trouble’ ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Sheffield Wednesday have under two weeks to prepare for their season opener against relegated Southampton, and as things stand, Owls boss Xisco Munoz barely has enough players to put out on the pitch.

Darren Moore’s shock exit last month threw the club into a bit of a crisis which seems to have had some lasting effects on the club.

Transfer business took a backseat and now all the best free agents are taken up, whilst the best players available for loan are starting to be snapped up now.

So far this summer, Sheffield Wednesday have signed Reece James and Juan Delgado, though Munoz will know that he needs much more if he’s to get a tune out of this Sheffield Wednesday side next season.

And speaking to Football League World, former Wednesday man Palmer has had his say on the upcomign campaign.

He said:

“After the optimism of promotion from League One through the play-offs, Sheffield Wednesday look in serious trouble going into the new season in the Championship.

“A new manager has been appointed after a very unsuccessful spell at a club in Cyprus, Xisco Munoz, although Xisco has got promotion under his belt at Watford.

“Only one new signing to date, Reece James, who played really well for the Owls last season in League One, but he was on loan from Blackpool, where he couldn’t get into their side and they were relegated from the Championship.

“It’s not a good look and it’s not looking good for them at present. I think they are in serious danger of going down in what will be a very, very strong league.”

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Doom and gloom for the Owls?

The bookies will say that Sheffield Wednesday are among those destined for the drop next season, and it’s not without its substance.

Sheffield Wednesday are well behind in their summer plans, under a new boss who has relatively little experience of the English game and a threadbare squad to work with.

But the ex-Watford boss remains positive and that’s what Sheffield Wednesday need. Palmer’s comment, whilst perhaps not untrue, only serves the pessimism and if the Owls are to stand a chance next season, they need optimism.

With a few more signings over the line in the coming weeks, Sheffield Wednesday could enjoy a comfortable 2023/24.