Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer believes his old side will not be too worried about the potential player exodus they could have on their hands.
Several players’ contracts are up at the end of the season, including Liam Shaw’s, which could leave Darren Moore with quite the dilemma.
Shaw has already agreed to join Celtic and, as things stand, a host of other names at Hillsborough could be about to follow him out of the exit door.
Palmer, though, is not concerned, questioning both the ability of some of the players and the wages they are currently on. The ex-England international told FFC in an exclusive interview:
“It won’t be a worry for them because I think if they get relegated, they won’t want the players that they’ve got there on the salaries that they’re on. You know, if they managed to stay up, which I’m hoping and praying that they do, then whoever comes in, I think that was part of Chansiri‘s plan that if he could hold on to the end of the season.
“Then he could start off with a blank piece of paper with a new manager, so let’s see.”
Discussing the Wednesday players further, Palmer added:
“I’ve said all along that a lot of the players shouldn’t be at the club, shouldn’t be at the club. They’re not good enough to wear the shirt and they shouldn’t be at the football club.”
Among those who are currently set to depart Hillsborough at the end of the season are Kadeem Harris, Jordan Rhodes, Joost van Aken and Adam Reach, to name a few.
Undoubtedly, Wednesday are in a moment of uncertainty. Not knowing whether they will be in the Championship or League One next season, given their current league position in English football’s second division, has complicated a lot of things at the club.
Until then, Moore’s sole focus will be on matters on the pitch as the Owls try to find some form.