Sheffield Wednesday: Loan an opportunity for Pruts

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David Prutton is in the shop window while he is on loan at Coventry, Stuart Gray admits.

The midfield player’s contract runs out this summer and after his long lay-off with an ankle injury the Owls were unable to promise him games in the remainder of this season.

But Gray says that he was not forced out: “He just needs that sharpness,” says the Owls manager.

“I’ve got a few centre-midfield players who can play that role: Sam Hutchinson, when he’s fit, Deji (Adedeji Oshilaja), Giles Coke, Kieran Lee, Liam Palmer, Paul Corry, and that’s why I let Rhys McCabe go out (to Portsmouth).” Gray also has Jose Semedo, who is currently injured.

“Rather than be here twiddling their thumbs, they want to be playing football. I’ve given them that opportunity,” he added.

“It also puts Pruts in the shop window. I couldn’t promise him games, We had a couple of clubs inquire about him.

“At the end of day it was his decision, we weren’t going to force him out. He decided he wants to go and play League football.”