Garry Monk was happy with Wednesday’s overall display as we earnt a place in tomorrow’s second and third round draws of the Carabao Cup after the penalty shootout win at division two Walsall this afternoon.
Speaking after a largely uninspiring Owls display for the opening 65 minutes, before creating a handful of late chances in the goalless draw, Monk said: “I was pleased overall and it was the first 90 minutes in the legs for all those players.
“I thought we controlled the game overall, defensively the structure was good, we didn’t really suffer anything on our goal which is pleasing and offensively we got into some good situations, especially in the second half.
“We didn’t finish those chances off but, in terms of minutes in the legs and the first 90 minutes for the players, that match sharpness will do them the world of good,
“Then it goes to penalties but a win’s a win and we’re in the second round.”
Monk, who said he hopes to sign another striker before the Championship opener at Cardiff next Saturday if the right opportunity arises, left out new signing Elias Kachunga at Walsall as he only joined the club on Wednesday.
However, he said Kachunga will be ready to be in the squad at Cardiff while central defensive signing, Chey Dunkley, continues to recover from his knee injury and Monk said he is “not far away” from being in contention.
Referring to Adam Reach playing in a striking role at Walsall, Monk said he had spoken with the player and explained to him that he would be most suited to the central attacking role, within our current 3-5-2 system.