Darren Moore breaks silence on Sheffield Wednesday retained list status
Sheffield Wednesday are yet to make their retained list public.
There are expected to be big changes at Hillsborough over the summer as the manager, Darren Moore looks to make his mark on the squad, and he insists there will be new faces coming in.
Fans are eager to see which players will and won’t be sticking around for next season, and the boss says that those things have pretty much been finalised – suggesting that a list could well be on the way in the coming days.
There are a number of senior players who are out of contract at the end of next month such as Tom Lees, Jordan Rhodes, Keiren Westwood and Adam Reach, however there has been no confirmation as yet with regards to who is definitely on their way and whether contract talks are ongoing with other members of the squad.
Speaking in an interview with the club, Moore explained that they were in the process of speaking to each player, saying, “It’s been more or less done and agreed by all the concerned parties here at the football club, but going on from there really it’s about letting individuals know which side things are going to go for the new campaign.
“We were quite clear in terms of the retain and release list… Ultimately as a manager here there’s a style of play that I like and adhere to - and we need to work towards that.
“There is going to be new faces, there’s a rebuild going on, and part of that is implementing a football style in terms of what we feel is going to be right to move this football club forward.”
Wednesday suffered relegation into League One after a torrid campaign ended in a 3-3 draw with Derby County on the final day, but chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, was quick to confirm that it will be Moore taking the team forward – he’ll get his teeth stuck into preseason in a few weeks’ time.
The Owls’ new season in League One will get underway in August as they seek an immediate bounce back up into the Championship.