Trio of trialists at Sheffield Wednesday as club plans for next season

Sheffield Wednesday are looking ahead to next season within their youth setup, with three trialists taking part for the U23s on Monday.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 11:54 am

The Owls took on Watford yesterday as they begin to wrap up the 2020/21 campaign, with a number of first team players such as Osaze Urhoghide, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Liam Shaw and Alex Hunt all being named in the starting XI.

Aside from the first team players – and another U23 appearance for young Alex Bonnington – there were also three trialists named in the matchday squad, two of which started and one of whom came off the bench in the second half.

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While the identity of the three has not been confirmed, it’s thought that former Arsenal youngster, David Agbontohoma may well have been one of them. The 19-year-old was first spotted at the club last month.

Wednesday went on to win the game 2-1, with one of the trialists opening the scoring following a well-worked corner from Hunt and Dele-Bashiru, while Liam Shaw’s goal proved to be the difference following a late strike from Henry Ochieng.

As previously reported by The Star, this week is set to be a big one amongst the young players at the club as Wednesday start to make decisions on who has or has not got a future at Hillsborough – starting with the U23s and U18s in the coming days.

Meanwhile, the jury is still out with regards to the senior players who have their contracts expiring at the end of June, with Wednesday’s battle for survival set to play a major role on what they can offer, and who will remain part of Darren Moore’s plans going forward.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru helped Sheffield Wednesday's U23s beat Watford this week. (via swfc.co.uk)

The U23s have two games left to play this season, firstly away against Wigan Athletic before their campaign ends at home against Swansea City on May 10th, and Lee Bullen may well be looking to bring in more trialists as they look to populate the squad ahead of the 2021/22 season.

It’s set to be a big summer for Wednesday with changes expected in every squad following a torrid year at the club.

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