SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls on move

Uncertain future: Giles Coke may have to look elsewhere
Uncertain future: Giles Coke may have to look elsewhere
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SHEFFIELD Wednesday’s parting with Rob Jones and Ryan Lowe has sparked a guessing game about who could be next to go.

There are certain to be more departures sooner or later as Dave Jones overhauls his squad.

Others players who played little or no part in last season’s League One run-in may have to leave if they want first-team football, as Jones and Lowe have done.

Giles Coke, Julian Bennett and Mark Reynolds had their latest outings against Buxton on Wednesday in what was otherwise a youth side.

The trio were not taken on the trip to Portugal and did not play in last Saturday’s friendly at Doncaster.

All the signs are that all three could be on the move, eventually. Others who could be wondering about their futures may include Nicky Weaver, Mike Jones, Chris O’Grady, David Prutton and Daniel Jones, with some new players already arrived and more set to come.

Coke and Reynolds had long-term loans at Bury and Aberdeen respectively last season and went on record as saying they hoped for a fresh start this season under Gary Megson’s successor.

But it looks as if those hopes will not be realised.

Academy coach Lee Bullen described the 4-1 defeat at Buxton as a disappointing performance, compared with previous ones.

“We’re were outmuscled on crossed balls from set-plays, and three of the goals came from kind of thing,” he said.

“I was a great test for the young lads.

“Buxton had some good senior players who have been around the block.

“We’ll sit down with the lads, watch the video, give them pointers, and hopefully learn from it and keep progressing.”