Sam Hutchinson had an afternoon to forget on Sunday, didn’t he Sheffield Wednesday fans?
The midfielder was brought on as a substitute against Queens Park Rangers in the second half of the Owls’ final day clash yet struggled to make any sort of impact before succumbing to injury in the 80th minute at Hillsborough.
Hutchinson’s latest setback capped off what has been an immensely frustrating campaign for the 29-year-old as a number of different issues has resulted in him missing a total of 24 league games for Wednesday.
With doubts surrounding the £1.8m-rated ace’s suitability for the Championship (via Transfermarkt), it may be time for Steve Bruce to cash in on him when the transfer window opens in July.
Although he is an undeniably talented player when at his very best, Hutchinson has unfortunately been far too inconsistent for the Owls since joining the club in 2014 from Chelsea as his constant struggles with injuries have hampered his development in recent years.
When you consider that the likes of Joey Pelupessy and Barry Bannan have formed a strong partnership in the heart of midfield in recent months, it could be argued that Bruce already has better options to choose from than Hutchinson and so he would not be losing anything by letting him leave in the summer.
Furthermore, if Wednesday are to launch a sustained push for promotion next season, they cannot afford to carry any passengers and so they must be ruthless over the summer.
If Hutchinson is made surplus to requirements by Bruce, he could benefit from a fresh start elsewhere as it would give him the opportunity to prove himself following a mixed level of success during his five-year stint at Hillsborough.
What do you think Wednesday fans? Should Bruce consider putting Hutchinson up for transfer in the season? Or does the midfielder deserve another chance to prove himself next season? Let us know below.
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