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‘Well done Chansiri’, ‘What they deserve’ – Plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans react to key financial update as relegation looms

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Sheffield Wednesday’s players could be forced into taking a pay cut if they suffer relegation, as per the Sheffield Star.

The Owls face an uphill task with the club sitting four points from safety with just two matches remaining, meaning that the club will almost certainly have to win against both Nottingham Forest and Derby County in the final week of the season.

With 19 players out of contract there’s likely to be wholesale changes in Darren Moore’s squad this summer, however for those sticking around it’s claimed that some may have to take a significant cut in their wages based on a clause in their contract.

Writing for the Sheffield Star, Alex Miller said: “It is understood that some – if not all – of the players set to stay on at Hillsborough are facing a drop in wages should they be unable to beat the drop, with sources suggesting some salaries could decrease by over a third.

“These clauses are designed to guard the club against losses incurred by a drop in divisional status, with some football finance experts putting the approximate figure for loss of TV rights at around £8m.

“It is not known exactly which players have which clauses in their deals.”

As you’d expect, Miller’s story has attracted quite a reaction from supporters on social media. Here’s what some have had to say.

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