Almen Abdi could have a chance to revive his Sheffield Wednesday career

Almen Abdi could have a chance to revive his Sheffield Wednesday career

Almen Abdi has become somewhat a forgotten man at Sheffield Wednesday over the last year or so.

The Switzerland international was frozen out of the first-team under Jos Luhukay, having made his last appearance back in March.

However, with the arrival of Steve Bruce as the new manager, it appears that he may have a chance to get back to playing regular football.

Steve Agnew continued to take control of media duties in the manager’s absence and revealed that everyone has been given a clean slate to impress.

Speaking to the club’s official Facebook page, he said: “Yeah, I think [that’s the case for] any player contracted to the football club.

“When Steve Bruce came in and spoke to the players he said, ‘look, it’s a clean slate, show us what you’ve got, however you can do that’.

“[For] the players that have been out the first team for a number of months or weeks, if there’s an opportunity in an under-23 game to show us what they are capable of then all the better for us to have the availability of more players.”

The Verdict:

The arrival of Bruce is something that Abdi could certainly benefit from as he will have the chance to make an impression.

The Switzerland international has featured for the Owls just 23 times following his arrival from Watford in the summer of 2016.

However, at 32-years-old and with just six months left on his contract at Hillsborough, it remains to be seen how much of a role he will play under Bruce, if any at all.

Sheffield Wednesday fans – thoughts?

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