Sheffield Wednesday: Owls remain in limbo over out of contract duo George Hirst and Sean Clare

George Hirst has yet to sign a new Owls contract
George Hirst has yet to sign a new Owls contract
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay remains uncertain whether academy duo Sean Clare and George Hirst will remain at the Championship club after this season.

Midfielder Clare, 21, and striker Hirst, 19, are out of contract this summer.

Sean Clare's Owls future hangs in the balance

Sean Clare's Owls future hangs in the balance

The pair were offered fresh terms months ago but Clare and Hirst have yet to sign.

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Asked if he is resigned to Clare and Hirst leaving Hillsborough, Luhukay, whose side take on Norwich City in their season finale tomorrow, told The Star: “I don’t know. They have the contracts. They can stay with us.

“They can sign but it depends on them.

“It’s a decision the players must make for their own futures.”

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Luhukay has not been afraid to give youth a chance, frequently handing opportunities to the next generation of talent.

“I think our academy has done fantastic work,” he said. “We have an example with Cammy [Cameron Dawson]. He did a fantastic job last Saturday. He’s 22 and came here as a young boy. So did Joe [Wildsmith].

“They have indentification with the fans. It’s very positive and that’s what we would like to do in the future.

“We want to give our young players a chance to play with us, not just train. A lot of players have trained with us in the last few months and they have come into the squad and also played.”

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