Two released players well above rest as over 1,000 Sheffield Wednesday fans reveal who they would have kept

The face of Sheffield Wednesday has already changed after 10 senior players were announced to have payed their last match for the club earlier this month.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 10:00 am

A ruthless release list means Darren Moore will be looking to beef up what is now a threadbare squad in a summer that will see a new-look Owls head into the club’s first League One campaign in a decade.

It should be pointed out that while the 10 names were included in the release list it is not known for sure which players the club made an attempt to keep.

An end-of-season Star survey asked fans which of the 10 released players, if any, they would have liked to see stay on at Hillsborough into next season.

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Sheffield Wednesday pair Keiren Westwood and Tom Lees are on their way out of the club.

Predictably, two-time Wednesday player of the year Keiren Westwood, a fan favourite throughout his time at the club, polled highest with exactly 40% of over 1,000 respondents saying they would have liked him to stay on.

Over a third of supporters – 36.6% – would have liked to have seen former club captain Tom Lees stay on.

Left-sided youngster Matt Penney polled at 17.1%, Joey Pelupessy was at 15% and Adam Reach was at just 12%. Less than one in 10 supporters suggested they would have kept club record signing Jordan Rhodes at the club (9.3%).

Some 26.9% of fans indicated they would not have made any attempt to keep any of the 10 released players.

The percentage of respondents that wanted the remaining players to stay on are as follows; Moses Odubajo – 9.4%, Kadeem Harris – 8.9%, Elias Kachunga – 1.3%, Joost van Aken – 1.3%.

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