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Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce must call time on Boyd’s Owls career

Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce must call time on Boyd’s Owls career - Sheffield Wednesday

It has been a roller-coaster of a season for Sheffield Wednesday, hasn’t it Owls fans?

Following a truly miserable start to the year which saw them drop to 18th in the Championship standings, chairman Dejphon Chansiri decided to sack Jos Luhukay and replace him with Steve Bruce.

Since the former Aston Villa boss arrived at Hillsborough in January, Wednesday’s fortunes have been completely transformed as a run of just two defeats in their last 16 games has given them an outside chance of gatecrashing the play-off positions in May.

However, barring a miraculous run of results, the Owls will almost certainly be playing second-tier football next season and so Bruce will be using the remaining two fixtures of the year to see who he wants to keep at the club next year.

Whereas both Keiren Westwood and Liam Palmer are likely to be offered new deals by the 58-year-old, there is one player in particular who he should let leave in the summer.

Having suffered yet another injury-hit campaign, George Boyd has only managed to make 19 appearances for Wednesday and looks a shadow of the player that he once was.

Now 33 years old, the winger is in the twilight of his career and despite showing glimpses of his undeniable talent in recent weeks, it would be foolish if Bruce was to offer him a new deal.

Indeed, when fully fit, Boyd still plays with his heart on his sleeve and gives 100% for his team but it is clear that he simply cannot go an entire season anymore without spending a considerable amount of time on the sidelines.

Therefore, by releasing the £1.35m-rated ace when his current deal expires in June (via Transfermarkt), the Owls could free up some money to bring in a winger who they can rely on to deliver the goods next season.

What do you think Wednesday fans? Should Bruce let Boyd leave in the summer? Or is it worth extending his deal based on his recent performances? Let us know below.


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