AS manager Dave Jones and his staff begin the process today of finalising who will be staying on and who will be leaving Hillsborough, youngster Paul Corry has been encouraged over his future.
“The manager has spoken to me about next season and said I’m very much in his plans,” said the young Irish midfielder.
“There are one or two younger players. We came in this season and I think the manager sees the club going with some younger players over the next few years.
“I think he wants to build up the younger players and hopefully we can help lead the team in coming seasons.
“I know there’s a lot of first team players out of contract and there’s a lot of youth, but you have to blend it as younger players need the experience alongside.
Corry, who signed a three year deal with Wednesday last summer and made his league debut in the Leeds home game, had a loan spell with Tranmere which he describes as “invaluable”.
“It was frustrating for me sitting on the bench and not getting opportunities, so it was important for me to go out to Tranmere.
“It was good to get a taste of first team football and mix it in a lower division where maybe you learn different aspects of the game in terms of defending and that physical presence as well,” he said.
“I just hope it can help me benefit Sheffield Wednesday and that I can take it on with me next season.”