Date: 17th August 2007 at 5:19pm
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Wednesday boss Brian Laws has revealed he’s keen to strengthen the defence following last week’s mauling against Ipswich – and has put a bid in for a mystery defender.

The Owls gaffer was left fuming at the comedy defending which saw Wednesday get off to a disastrous start at Portman Road last Saturday and is aiming to add a new name to the back four before the close of the transfer window.

‘In defence, we’re looking to strengthen that area… we’ve made an offer for a player. We’re trying to make the squad as strong as we possibly can,’ he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

‘Maybe the reality has hit us against Ipswich, that we need to be a bit stronger.’

Laws dropped club captain and centre-back Lee Bullen from the Owls’ victory over Rotherham United in the Carling Cup last week and also brought youngster Tommy Spurr back in to the side at the expense of Peter Gilbert.

And although Steve Watson and Richard Hinds can both play at the back, Laws is hopeful over adding a new defender to his ranks in light of the recent form in the Owls back line.