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Steve Bruce to hold of contract talks until he has had a good look at everyone

Steve Bruce to hold of contract talks until he has had a good look at everyone

Sheffield Wednesday have a number of players whose contracts expire in the summer, however, it does not appear as though the club are in any hurry to tie some of them down to new deals.

With the club facing Financial Fair Play restrictions once again, it is extremely likely that a number of them will not be handed a new deal and will be allowed to leave Hillsborough.

Steve Bruce has almost admitted that by stating that his squad was too large for him and wanted to trim it down as soon as he possibly could.

However, it appears that he will be careful about the decision he makes and will not rush into making any potentially rash decisions.


Speaking to the club’s official Facebook page, he said: “It might not be right at the back end of the season but certainly, certainly, there won’t be anything done over the next month or six weeks anyway, because I think I’ve said it to everybody, I want to have a good look – and that includes training.

“And, of course, this morning, we’ve got 24 outfield players training. So there’s a lot of players to be looking at – and that’s not healthy.

“I don’t like taking a squad of 19 and leaving six or seven behind. The squad know I’m going to trim the squad down.

“And, as I said, I’m going to give everybody a chance. That still stands. Two weeks in I still haven’t seen five, six or seven play.”

The Verdict:

Bruce will have a number of players that he needs to decide on whether to offer them a new deal or let them leave Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday clearly have way too many players on their books at the club and it will surely be difficult for some of them to get their chance, especially with how well The Owls have been playing recently.

However, it could be an excellent thing to happen for the Yorkshire outfit, as they will finally be a step closer to overcoming their Financial Fair Play problems.

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