Lewis McGugan is back at Sheffield Wednesday and training with the club’s Under-23s after completing a two-week trial at Cardiff City.
The midfielder, who has entered the final year of his Owls contract, failed to convince Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock he was worthy of being offered a deal.
It was over a year ago McGugan was placed on the transfer list by Wednesday.
The 28-year-old has now entered the final year of his Owls contract and head coach Carlos Carvalhal hopes he will find a new club sooner rather than later.
“It is not in my hands,” he said.
“I wish that we solve the situation and he goes to play.
“He’s a good player and can help a lot of teams. He had a chance to go last year and in the winter transfer window but he didn’t move and I don’t know why.
“I hope he can solve the situation because it is not good for anybody.
“I don’t like this situation as a coach.”
Wednesday purchased McGugan on a permanent basis in July 2015 after two fruitful loan spells at Hillsborough.
But the former Nottingham Forest player has been frozen out by Carvalhal and has not made a single first-team appearance for the club since the last day of the 2015/16 season.