Date: 11th January 2011 at 10:15am
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Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric insists the Owls are building a squad for the future, and not just to achieve the the short-term goal of promotion this season.

Mandaric, who officially took control at Hillsborough last month, has helped Owls boss Alan Irvine bolster his squad with two defensive additions in the January transfer window already, with at least four more arrivals lined-up.

But the Owls supremo insists he’s helping build a young squad for the future of the club, and not just the present.

His comments come with the news that Wednesday are still chasing the signing of Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds, despite have a bid knocked back for the young defender.

Mandaric told the Sheffield Star: ‘We are looking to strengthen the defence a bit more; we are trying to bring in young players to build a team not only for the short term but for the future.’

Reda Johnson and Michael Morrison, both of whom signed last week, are both young defenders who have had plenty of experience in the Football League.

Reynolds will follow suit, with the 23-year-old earning positive reviews north of the border and attracting the interest of Scottish giants Rangers not so long ago.

And Mandaric has revealed that ‘there’s dialogue going on’ with Motherwell as Irvine looks to get his man and make it a treble defensive swoop in the January transfer window.