Joe Bennett among trio of former Sheffield Wednesday players to be released

As the list of free agents in English football continues to grow, a trio of former Sheffield Wednesday loanees now find themselves on the hunt for a new club.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 12:23 pm

One of the latest names to join that list is Joe Bennett a player who spent a short spell at Hillsborough in the Play-Off final season of 2015/16, playing a handful of games on the way to securing a spot in the Championship’s top six.

Bennett almost joined the Owls on a permanent basis from Aston Villa, however the move was blocked and he ended up joining Cardiff City – where the 31-year-old has been even since, until it was announced this week that his time there had come to an end.

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Elsewhere, Hallam Hope, who had a loan spells in S6 in 2014 – has been released by Swindon Town, and will now begin his search for the next step in his career, while another former loanee, Will Keane, has penned a deal to extend his time at Wigan Athletic.

Luke Varney, who signed for Wednesday on loan on three separate occasions, is also on the lookout at the age of 38 following Burton Albion’s decision to release, however at his age there may be a consideration of the possibility of hanging up his boots.

Wednesday themselves announced the release of 10 players in their retained list last month, with only Joost van Aken (Zulte Waragem in Belgium) and Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town) having had deals elsewhere confirmed at this point in time.

Joe Bennett spent a short spell on loan at Sheffield Wednesday - he's now a free agent.

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