Sheffield Wednesday fell painstakingly short of promotion back to the Premier League last year as Play-off final heartbreak consigned the Owls to another season in England’s second tier.
Carlos Carvalhal will be looking to build on the bitter disappointment at the end of his first season in charge. But he has revolutionised a lacklustre Sheffield Wednesday side from a lower mid-table club to a team competing for promotion.
The Portuguese manager has made an instant impact in England and will look to build and kick on to bigger and better things next year.
The promotion chasing campaign of last year should be enough to convince players that Wednesday mean business next year and have a serious chance of gaining promotion. But rather than new signings, their promotion hopes hinge on consistent performances from a reliable core of players.
Sheffield Wednesday are very strong in the middle of the park up and down the pitch so will be looking to this area to provide much of their solidity next year.
Here are the THREE players who will comprise their core next year…