Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri has given fans an update to the absence of a couple of senior first-team players.
Sam Hutchinson has not played since August 28, while Keiren Westwood has failed to make a single senior appearance under Jos Luhukay this season.
Combined, the pair have four appearances in all competitions between them this term – and they are all by the defender.
In a fans’ forum on Wednesday evening, an Owls supporter put the question about the pair’s exclusion to the chairman.
When asked: “Why are Sam Hutchinson and Keiren Westwood not playing?”
Chansiri simply replied with: “It’s the coach’s decision.”
To further examine the owner on the matter, he was asked if Hutchinson would be leaving in January, to which the Thai businessman responded: “I don’t know if he is going to go or not.”
Both have been shunned by manager Luhukay who has both available and fit should the be needed.
And considering they were mainstays in the Owls side last term, they have been a shock exclusion from the team this year.
This is some sort of non-answer in all honesty, he gives little away and puts the question back onto his manager, who has been avoiding answering to it, much like he has done for most of the season so far.
They are two stalwarts at the club who could change the fortunes of Sheffield Wednesday heading into the new year.
The amount of time they have missed, Sam Hutchinson and Keiren Westwood would be like new signings for Luhukay, should he chose to include them finally.
It all seems a little odd, but nothing was cleared up during the questioning regarding the outcasted duo.