Sheffield Wednesday are facing a summer of adaptation as they gear up for a return to League One.
The 2020/21 campaign ended in disappointment for the Owls, with Darren Moore unable to keep the club in the Championship despite taking things to the final day of the season.
A 3-3 draw with Derby County was the final nail in the coffin and sealed Wednesday’s fate.
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Moore now has the task of revamping his playing squad and getting them ready to be competitive at the top of League One.
Players are going to have to be signed, but there’s every chance that some will move on.
That could, of course, include high-profile names given Wednesday’s relegation.
With that in mind, we take a look at a couple of players that might well have played their last game for the Owls:
It’s not a name Wednesday want to see leaving, but club captain, Barry Bannan, could well be offered a move back into the Championship.
Football League World have previously been told that Brentford could reignite their interest in the Scottish midfielder if they don’t win promotion to the Premier League and Wednesday are relegated into League One. Of course, one of those eventualities is confirmed, whilst Brentford take on Swansea City in the play-off final tomorrow.
Bannan is still a quality operator in the midfield at Championship level. Wednesday will want to keep him, but it would be hard to begrudge him a move back into the second-tier at 31-years-old.
Again, Windass isn’t going to be a player that Wednesday fans want to see move on.
However, reports have previously confirmed that Fulham and West Brom are interested in signing the attacker and offering him another chance in the Championship.
The 27-year-old scored nine goals and registered five assists last season for Wednesday and was a shining light in an attack that didn’t exactly inspire last season.
Windass is also heading into his peak years now and isn’t going to want to spend them in the third-tier.