Adam Reach gives brutally honest update on Sheffield Wednesday contract status

The future of Adam Reach at Sheffield Wednesday remains at something of an impasse, according to the man himself.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 8:16 am

The 28-year-old winger, whose contract is up at the end of the season, scored two excellent goals in the Owls’ 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff on Monday evening and is the subject of widespread speculation as to what comes next.

Former Wednesday boss Tony Pulis claimed back in December that deals had been offered to Reach, Tom Lees and Barry Bannan, with only the club captain Scot having struck a new deal.

But asked about the status of his future, Reach hinted at a lack of urgency since.

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Sheffield Wednesday man Adam Reach has delivered an update on his future.

“Nothing has really changed from when the announcement came out from Pulis a few months ago saying there had been discussions,” he said.

“I’m not letting myself get involved in that, that’s for the club and my representatives to discuss.

“I’m sticking to what I know, that’s to play football, so I’m focusing on that and then there are decisions to be made from the club and from myself about what’s best moving forward.

“But that’s not the most important thing. The most important thing is to get out of this situation [the relegation fight] and then everything will hopefully take care of itself.

“I’ve loved it here, I’ve loved my time and it’s not where I want to be playing, challenging at the bottom, but this is where we’re at and I firmly believe that the squad of players we’ve got can get us out of this and then hopefully this club can move forward.”

Reach has been linked with a whole host of clubs in recent months, including Cardiff, Watford, Celtic and Rangers.

Asked whether outside interest had been shown, the former Middlesbrough man said: “I’m not worried about any of that.

“If my performances and the things that I do on the pitch are at a high level then there will always be interest from places, this club included.

“There are lots of players in my position, whether they’re playing for a new contract or a new club, there are things to fight for. Most importantly, we’re fighting for the team and then personal situations will follow.

“I’m just worrying about trying to keep my performances high, doing everything I can for the team every day and hopefully we can be collectively successful.

“I’m sure the club will go in the right direction with this manager and the players that will stay and hopefully can have better success in terms of climbing this division and getting out of the division as well.”

Reach refused to be drawn on questions about whether relegation to League One would spell the end of his Owls career.

“If the worst comes to worst then the club might take that decision away given the finances or go in a different direction,” he said.

“It’s their decision on players they want to try to keep and then ultimately, from a selfish point of view, it’s mine and other’s decisions to decide what’s best for our future as a professional and as a person as well.

“These questions are going to be asked from now until the end, but I’m fully concentrating on what I can do for this club. Hopefully it’s enough to keep us up.”

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