Sheffield Wednesday will once again be one of the favourites for promotion when the new Championship season gets underway in six weeks’ time.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men came up just short in their quest to return to the Premier League for the second successive season, with their play-off final loss to Hull in 2016 followed up by a semi-final defeat to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield last time round.
And the Owls supporters will be hoping for third time lucky next term when they embark upon the 2017/18 season in August, opening their campaign away at Preston on August 5.
However, one man who doesn’t look like being part of Carvalhal’s squad for the new season is midfielder Lewis McGugan, who has been at the club permanently since 2015 after decent loan spells at Hillsborough the year before.
The 28-year-old wasn’t given a squad number and subsequently didn’t appear for the first team at all last term, and recent reports suggest that he is attracting interest from some Championship sides.
McGugan has managed nine goals in 39 games for Wednesday in the last few years but clearly doesn’t have a future at the club, and news of interest in the midfielder has stimulated quite a response from Owls supporters on Twitter.
And while many recognise what a good player he is, they also recognise that it’s not going to work for him at Hillsborough…
— O.Simpson (@OJSimpson96) June 27, 2017
Great player, what a waste, hope he can get a few years back playing somewhere.
— keiron wilcock (@keiron1972) June 27, 2017
I’m gutted that it didn’t end up working out for him here under Carlos because I like the lad and we all know how good he can be #swfc
— Matthew (@MattOwlSwfc) June 27, 2017
Lewis mcgugan! Really liked him. I personally would have kept him. Attacking minded, great shot. Could be just his attitude! #SWFC
— Adam Theaker (@officialtheaker) June 27, 2017
Yes McGugan talented etc but if he’s not putting the graft in that CC expects then it’s time to off load. #swfc
— Daryl (@dpc78) June 27, 2017
good for him
— vaughan_22 (@vaughan_22) June 27, 2017
— Chris Wright (@bowieoasis81) June 27, 2017