Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri holds crisis talks with Owls squad

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Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri held crisis talks with the Owls squad at the club's training ground today, The Star understands.

Chansiri, back in the UK after several weeks in his homeland of Thailand, had a frank discussion with Wednesday's players, addressing them about a number of issues in a 90 minute meeting.

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri

It is believed tensions ran high during the inquest as Chansiri sought to discover what is going wrong.

Wednesday have fallen from sixth to 18th in the Championship after recording just one victory from their last 10 outings.

Disillusioned Owls supporters have called on Chansiri to sack under-fire manager Jos Luhukay. Sections of the Wednesday fan-base have chanted for Luhukay to be axed in the last three fixtures against Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United and Swansea City.

Sources say Steve Bruce has been sounded out via a third party should Chansiri decide to call time on Luhukay's tenure. Bruce is looking to get back into management, having been relieved of his duties by Aston Villa last October.

Sheffield Wednesday demands players take more responsibility

Meanwhile, the planned Owls fans’ forum with Chansiri has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening at Hillsborough.

The event had been due to take place on Thursday evening with more than 1,000 supporters present at the Octagon Centre.

However, the University of Sheffield cancelled the booking on safety grounds, fearing trouble could erupt with unhappy fans demanding answers to Wednesday’s struggles on the pitch this season.

But the club have moved quickly to reschedule the forum.

A Wednesday statement read: “Despite our best efforts, a venue of sufficient size to match the Octagon could not be sourced at this busy time of year and at such short notice.

“Therefore, the forum will be held in the 1867 Lounge on Wednesday 19 December (7.00pm), with the option of live streams into the Charlton Suite and Springett Suite should demand for tickets exceed supply.

“To ensure a fair and proper process, we request that supporters apply for places from 10.00am tomorrow via the online Ticket Office and successful applicants will be notified by return.

“Full details of the application process will be published here at swfc.co.uk on Tuesday morning.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by issues completely outside our control and look forward to welcoming you to Hillsborough.”