Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay heads into the make or break Christmas schedule, knowing that he urgently needs to improve the fortunes of his under-performing side, who currently sit in 17th place in the Championship.
Luhukay will be looking to the January transfer window to maybe freshen up his squad and may also look to unload players who are not in his plans, players like George Boyd and David Jones who according to The Star do not have a future at Hillsborough.
So is it inevitable that Sheffield Wednesday axe George Boyd and David Jones in January?
Right now, a future doesn’t look likely, but things can change very quickly in football and a lot seems to depend on Jos Luhukay’s future.
The Dutchman seems on thin ice, and if he departs, you could understand if players like this come back into the frame.
Jones, possibly. Boyd? Inevitably.
He’s been over the hill since Luhukay arrived and how he’s managed to get any time on the field at all this season is baffling.
The problem is cash. Axing players costs money.
The Owls don’t have it.
Boyd just isn’t going to fit in at Wednesday with the likes of Marco Matias and Adam Reach ahead of him in the pecking order, whilst Jones isn’t getting any younger and won’t get in ahead of Bannan or Pelupessy.
They are both likely to be on high wages, so they should get rid.
It all depends if Jos Luhukay remains at Hillsborough.
If he does, then yes, I am certain the pair will be gone in the new year either out on loan, released or sold to whomever decides to bid for them.
They have been frozen out, like other players at the club, and a future for them at Sheffield Wednesday is almost impossible to see.
It seems as if they will almost certainly depart the club if the incumbent of the managerial position remains there.