One last hurrah… – Sheffield Wednesday players set for their final appearance this weekend

It’s well documented that Sheffield Wednesday have a lot of players out of contract at the end of this season, but there’s chance for one last hurrah.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:49 pm

As previously reported by The Star, contract talks in the senior team have pretty much been put on the back-burner as they focus on trying to secure their Championship future – now there is just one game left to seal their fate.

Wednesday know that a win against Derby County on Saturday coupled with a draw/defeat for Rotherham United will keep them up, with any other pairing of results sending them down to League One.

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A large chunk of the squad will be out of contract come July 1st, and with no new deals being agreed at this point in time, there is a likelihood that several members of this weekend’s matchday squad are unlikely to pull on a Wednesday shirt again.

Players such as Keiren Westwood, Adam Reach and Joey Pelupessy are likely to start based on recent XIs, while others such as Jordan Rhodes, Kadeem Harris and Osaze Urhoghide could be in with a shout as well. All six are out of contract in less than two months’ time.

There is also an outside chance of seeing the likes of Liam Shaw, who is destined for Celtic, as well as Elias Kachunga play some part, while Tom Lees is injured and Moses Odubajo, Massimo Luongo and Joost van Aken are on the road to recovery and may not be fit enough to feature.

Add in the fact that nothing has been mentioned about the futures of Sam Hutchinson, Matt Penney and Alex Hunt, and there’s the potential for plenty of farewells come the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

Some players will play their final game for Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. (Will Palmer/PA Wire)

Meanwhile, there has still been no indication as to whether Darren Moore will be able to make the trip to Pride Park for Saturday’s game as he continues to battle the aftereffects of COVID-19, but we should hear more from his assistant, Jamie Smith, in Friday’s pre-match press conference.

Wednesday v Derby is set for 12.30pm on Saturday, with the winner potentially securing their second tier status.

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