Liam Shaw's continued Sheffield Wednesday absence explained

Liam Shaw remains a topic of conversation at Sheffield Wednesday, and Neil Thompson has explained why he again wasn’t part of the side that beat Preston North End.

Saturday, 30th January 2021, 5:42 pm
Liam Shaw is carrying a shoulder injury for Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Shaw has been linked with a move away from the Owls of late, with Scottish giants, Celtic, having shown an interest in the versatile 19-year-old after he entered into the last six months of his contract at Hillsborough.

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The teenager had put in a number of impressive performances prior to picking up a shoulder injury in the win over Exeter City, and ‘Thommo’ says that he’s still not been able to take part in full training.

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Speaking to the media after SWFC’s 1-0 win over Preston, the Owls boss said, “He’s not been on the grass this week, that’s for sure. There’s an ongoing contract situation, but that’s not for me to comment on.

“He’s not been on the grass this week, but we’ll hopefully have everyone in in the morning and they’ll be assessed.”

Then when asked if he would’ve played if there wasn’t a contract situation, he said, “No, because he’s had quite a few days off.”

The Star understands that, at this point in time, there have been talks between Shaw and Celtic, but that nothing has been agreed and that his time at Wednesday is by no means certainly over.

There are now just a couple of days left of the transfer window before it closes on Monday night, and it remains to be seen if there will be many – if any – incomings or outgoings that Thompson will have to deal with.

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