The ongoing football delay threw up a number of questions about the future of the sport.
One of the most burning questions though is around the whole situation has been the future of players who are out of contract in the summer.
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An article in Football London at the beginning of this crisis seemed to point towards the likelihood being that out of contract players would be free to leave in the summer, while David Ornstein reported that weekly rolling contracts could be implemented to circumvent these problems.
Fortunately, it seems that the issue will be resolved in a much more simple fashion as the Times are now reporting that players’ contracts will now be extended until the end of the season, whenever that may be.
This will be a boost for a number of clubs, but Sheffield Wednesday will benefit from this more than most.
The Owls have no fewer than 10 first-teamers out of contract this summer. While there are arguments to be made that a number of those players should leave the club once the season is done, losing 10 players with plenty of games left to play would be less than ideal for Garry Monk’s side.
However, it seems as though everyone at Hillsborough can breathe a big sigh of relief knowing that although their season has been disrupted it won’t be affected anywhere near as badly as it could have been.
There are still plenty of decisions to be made on the future of those players, and this update isn’t only a positive for the club as these out of contract footballers will now get one final chance to prove that they’re worthy of being kept on by the Steel City outfit.