Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach admits concern over losing teammates before the end of the season
Adam Reach has admitted the prospect of losing a number of out-of-contract players is on the mind of the rest of the Sheffield Wednesday squad and made clear his desire for the club to tie some deals down as soon as possible.
Key men Steven Fletcher and Morgan Fox have been offered deals while Fernando Forestieri is yet to hear from the club on any possible extension. The futures of the likes of Sam Winnall, Atdhe Nuhiu, Kieran Lee and their five loan players are unknown.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday’s season restart clash at home to promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest, the 27-year-old winger said: “Obviously in an ideal world we’d keep them all but as we’ve seen from the past few weeks, it’s not an ideal world at the minute.
“We’ve got them all for the first two games and then we’ll have to see who stays and who goes, hopefully the club are working on that to get some clarity when games start. I think Saturday might come too soon for that.”
Forest’s game is followed by a gruelling run of eight fixtures in 24 days, starting with a trip to Bristol City on June 28. Reach admitted young players would have to be called on and that there is a responsibility for the senior players who are under contract beyond the season to ‘stick together’ come what may.
He said: “As players and those like myself that know we’re going to be there next year and this season, we have to stick together whether we have players for a couple of games or no games or all of them, that shouldn’t affect how we work. We need to try to stay positive and perform to a high standard.
“Obviously it affects us when in the back of our minds we could be losing players and hopefully the guys re-sign and play the remainder of the season.
“If they are leaving they get the recognition and good vibes they deserve from the fans.”
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