Josh Windass has admitted that he told his agent earlier this summer not to submit a request for a new deal due to the fact that he doesn’t believe that he has earned the right to negotiate fresh terms with Sheffield Wednesday.
Windass was the subject of a great deal of interest from Atletico Talleres who eventually opted to end their pursuit after failing to convince the Owls to sell the attacking midfielder.
During the previous term, Windass missed a considerable chunk of action due to two separate injury issues.
Windass helped Wednesday seal a point in their meeting with Portsmouth last weekend by setting up Marvin Johnson’s goal in the opening stages of this clash.
The Owls will be looking to secure their first victory of the new term when they face Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.
Ahead of this fixture, Windass has offered an honest assessment on his current situation at Hillsborough.
Speaking to Yorkshire Live, Windass said: “I said to my agent in the summer when the interest was happening, ‘Don’t even go in [and] ask for a contract’.
“Despite the interest.
“I didn’t play last year.
“The club haven’t offered me a new contract, but even if they were going to I don’t feel like I’m in a position at the minute where I deserve a new contract or a better deal at this club.
“I was injured last season so I want to go out and prove my worth this year and that’s what I’ll be doing.
“I know the level I’m capable of playing at and I’ll be doing my best to get the team out of this division this season.
“That’s the aim of every player and I’m no different.”
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With Windass admitting that he doesn’t believe he is currently in the position to submit a request for a new deal, it will be interesting to see whether he will be able to play a key role for the Owls as they aim to launch a push for promotion.
Having illustrated glimpses of his ability at this level in an Owls shirt, there is every chance that Windass will go on to set this division alight if he maintains his fitness.
By helping his side secure victory over MK Dons this weekend by delivering an eye-catching performance, Windass could retain his spot in the club’s starting eleven for the foreseeable future.