Sheffield Wednesday RECAP: EFL charge latest, 'what they said' and timeline of events plus eight young Owls players released

Welcome to another day of Sheffield Wednesday news and updates from The Star.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 9:42 pm

We’ve learned that the Owls’ EFL charge hearing is to take place this week so we’ll bring you all the latest on that and everything else happening at Hillsborough.

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Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri.

Sheffield Wednesday LIVE - latest on EFL charge and Owls updates

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 June, 2020, 14:40

  • Sheffield Wednesday’s EFL charge hearing is set to begin today
  • Preslav Borukov and Fraser Preston among eight young players released
  • Garry Monk explains Joe Wildsmith selection
  • Former Blades boss Neil Warnock back in management at Middlesbrough
  • Owls face Bristol City away on Sunday (12noon)

Owls fans react to youth team retain list announcement

@walker_ryanswfc: “Some strange decisions but let’s hope they’re the right ones.”

@RobertEBonser: “Disappointing Borukov and Kirby have gone...”

@gregowl: “Really disappointed that @ConnorKirby98 has been released. Still think he's got a bright future ahead and will continue to look it for him. All the best.”

@StoxMarren: “Doesn't seem two minutes since I was reading about Borukov on verge of being called up to first team. It's a good job we have such a deep, youthful, healthy squad really...”

@YahYah_Gunn: “Just my view but Kirby will probably have a decent career in League 1 and 2.  Preston and Borokuv maybe too. None of them will play at championship or above, right thing to release but wish them all good luck and hope they manage to have decent careers.”

@tomwatson69: “Think it's a bad decision letting Borukov go he seemed a promising young player and would be a cracking league 1 player if we were to go down imo."

Youth team retain list announced

What else has happened in the case?

You may remember that individual charges against Chansiri, finance director John Redgate and former chief executive Katrien Meire were dropped in March.

What Chansiri has previously said about the EFL charge

Speaking back in March, he said: "I believe with any situation like this, and because it has not happened to our club before, we have always had to be prepared for an indefinite period of time,” he told Yorkshire Live.

“Right from the start, there have never been any timescales or deadlines set as this is an independent process.

“We do not know the outcome until the process is complete. That is the only thing I can say with certainty.

“We said from the beginning that we would vigorously defend all the charges and I can assure everyone connected to our club that this is exactly what we have done and will continue to do until this situation is concluded.

“Everything I do in business I do legally, this is very important to me, this is the way I operate. I have never done anything illegal, I always consult, it is not me or the way I work."

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Let's hope the Owls are safe by then...

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Wednesday to end the season against an old foe..

..because Neil Warnock is back in town, having taken over as Middlsbrough boss.

He’s got a job on keeping the Teessiders in the division - they sit level on points with third-bottom Hull City.

Warnock replaces rookie boss Jonathan Woodgate, who leaves after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Swansea.

Wednesday welcome Boro to Hillsborough for the last game of the season on July 22.

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