Sheffield Wednesday: Owls unveil squad numbers for 2018/19

Joey Pelupessy will wear the number 8 shirt next season
Joey Pelupessy will wear the number 8 shirt next season
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Sheffield Wednesday have left their number 7 shirt open for the forthcoming Championship campaign.

Jordan Rhodes wore that jersey last season but has now joined second-tier rivals Norwich City on a season-long loan.

The Owls chose to not to assign it to another player when they announced their 2018/19 squad numbers this afternoon.

Centre-forward Sam Winnall, back from his loan spell at Derby County, keeps the number 11 shirt, while right-back Liam Palmer moves from 16 to 2 now that Jack Hunt has been sold to Bristol City.

Elsewhere, there are few changes, with midfielder Joey Pelupessy the only notable switch as he is handed the number 8 jersey after being 32 last term.

Wednesday, who are away to League Two Mansfield Town in a friendly next Tuesday, kick off the new season at Wigan Athletic on Saturday August 4.

Squad numbers in full:

1. Keiren Westwood

2. Liam Palmer

3. David Jones

4. Joost van Aken

5. Kieran Lee

6. Morgan Fox

8. Joey Pelupessy

9. Steven Fletcher

10. Barry Bannan

11. Sam Winnall

12. Jordan Thorniley

14. Gary Hooper

15. Tom Lees

17. Atdhe Nuhiu

18. Lucas Joao

19. Marco Matias

20. Adam Reach

21. George Boyd

22. Almen Abdi

23. Sam Hutchinson

24. Ashley Baker

25. Cameron Dawson

26. Connor O’Grady

28. Joe Wildsmith

29. Alex Hunt

31. Connor Kirby

35. Frederik Nielsen

36. Daniel Pudil

37. Fraser Preston

41. Jack Lee

42. Matt Penney

44. Jack Stobbs

45. Fernando Forestieri