“I didn’t come here for the money…” - Sam Hutchinson on his Sheffield Wednesday contract and the prospect of League One
Sam Hutchinson says that he’s more than willing to stay at Sheffield Wednesday – even with the club facing relegation from the Championship.
‘Hutch’ has played every game for the Owls since re-signing for the club in January, putting in a number of impressive performances that have seen him retain his place in the starting XI under both Neil Thompson and now Darren Moore.
The 31-year-old explained when he returned to Hillsborough that there is a clause in his contract that triggers an automatic extension if he plays a certain amount of games, and while he says he hasn’t hit that mark yet, he’s fully committed to the club and didn’t come back to S6 for financial reasons.
He told The Star, “The one thing I would say is that I always want to be at Sheffield Wednesday… I wouldn’t have signed this contract if I didn’t want to be here.
“I had other financials that were better, Cyprus was a lot better, but the fact of the matter is that I want to be here. And I think the more people you have that want to be here, the better it is for the club.”
And when asked later on if he’d still want to say if the worst was to happen at Wednesday went down to League One, his answer was clear.
“Yeah, 100%,” he said. “I’ve always said I wanted to be at this club, I didn’t come here for the money, I didn’t come here for anything else other than wanting to help the club and be part of something. I knew what I was getting myself in for when I signed.
“We were in the relegation zone, I knew what was happening and I put myself in that position. I was happy to do so then, so I’d be happy to try and get them out of that position - if wanted.”
Hutchinson is likely to start against Norwich City this weekend as the Owls return to action at Hillsborough, and will be desperate to help play his part in Moore pick up a shock result and his first win as manager of SWFC.