• Manager says there is no budget for signings
Steve Bruce is back where he started in management but on the opposite side of the city’s divide, claiming his formative years at Sheffield United were too long ago to affect his new job with Wednesday.
“That was my first managerial job and this might be my last,” the former Sunderland and Birmingham manager said of his 10th club since retiring from playing. “Physically and emotionally I feel great. The club wanted me to start right away [a month ago, when the appointment was announced] but I explained the issues I had to the chairman and he understood.”