Head coach Carlos Carvalhal says that the club was priced out of bringing more British players to Hillsborough during the summer.
Carvalhal said: “Since the beginning, my priority has been to sign British players. But it is not an easy market in England, sometimes when we try to follow players they are very expensive, then we have alternatives and sometimes foreign players are better alternatives than the second or third option that we have.
“We have also brought in players like Jack Hunt, Wiggins, Ross Wallace and McGugan because we need these kind of players with experience while the foreign players adapt to this style of football.
“These players are completely adapted to the Championship and if they are the base of the team then it will be easier for the foreign players to play and mix it and understand how we want to play.”
Talking of new signings Modou Sougou and Rhoys Wiggins, Carvalhal said: “Sougou is a player that can change a game. He is now a very experienced and disciplined player … he can give energy and speed to the team.
“Wiggins is someone we have followed for a long time. He is a good player from the Championship, has good experience and should be able to play in a lot of matches on the left of the defence.”