Jack Stobbs has tweeted his gratitude to his boyhood club after it was announced he would be leaving Sheffield Wednesday.
The 23-year-old found out earlier this month that his time at Hillsborough had come to an end and he is currently playing a ‘waiting game’ as he looks to move onto pastures new.
Speaking to The Star, Stobbs said: “As players we were doing so well, but fully understood the huge leap between U23s football and first-team football in the Championship. It doesn’t always work out like that, and that’s just the way football is sometimes.”
The long-time Wednesdayite was part of the U23 Owls side that won the Professional Development League Northern and National titles in the 2016/17 term. Stobbs played just three matches in Wednesday colours on the Championship stage (via Transfermarkt).
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Many Owls fans have taken to Twitter to send their best wishes to the versatile forward, with many ‘disappointed’ to see him leave. One supporter has said ‘I’m gutted’ as they reflect on the years he has spent at the club.
Sorry to see it end this way Jack. I hope you can kick on and get in somewhere as soon as this is over. A fantastic talent and I’m sorry this leg of your journey has come to an end. Get yourself to Grimsby and let Holloway kick start next season for you ⚽️
— Dominic Stevenson 🇪🇺 (@HatScarfShirt) May 13, 2020
Good luck Jack. One door closes and another opens. Best of luck.
— Olive Grove Jon (@Owlizee) May 13, 2020
Best wishes Jack. Hope you go on to have a brilliant career UTO 🦉
— Danny Gee (@dannygeez23) May 13, 2020
Best wishes Jack, a shame you couldn’t fulfill your dream with Wednesday. All the best for the future
— DenisTheOwl (@mullen_denise) May 13, 2020
Some club will be very lucky to get you, Jack. Best of luck for the future.
— JB (@gullstory) May 13, 2020
Disappointed with this news. Good luck jack!! I’m sure all of us wish you the very best.
— 🇬🇧🏴🏳️🌈 (@Bearwithmeasec) May 13, 2020
I’m gutted to hear this, was really hoping to see you break in, all the best Jack, take care!🦉
— Will Lowley (@LowleyW) May 14, 2020
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