Gray gives his reasons for Drenthe's exclusion at Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has given his reasons for not starting Royston Drenthe.

Stuart Gray has hinted that Royston Drenthe could come into his starting line-up when Sheffield Wednesday face Norwich City this weekend.

Drenthe signed for the club on loan from Reading in the previous transfer window, but he is yet to make a start for the side - much to the frustrations of their supporters.

Whilst the Owls have struggled for goals, Drenthe has had to make do with cameo appearances and there is a feeling that his attacking qualities could help the side out.

At the moment the Dutchman has played seven times off the bench for the Owls, where he has largely impressed, but it seems that he could be handed his full-debut at the weekend against Norwich City. 

“When Royston first came to the club, he had not played any football or had a proper pre-season,” Gray said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “He can give us that little bit of quality but he’s been used as an impact player."

“Royston has to transfer what he does at the training ground to a match situation. He will come into my thoughts but it’s not just him. There are other players as well.”

Drenthe has the class to be one of Wednesday's key players this season, but his attitude has threatened to derail his career previously. 

The winger has pace, power and skill meaning he is a weapon for any side, but there is a reason he has gone from Real Madrid to being a bench-warmer at Hillsborough.

That said, Wednesday supporters are now hoping that Drenthe will be unleashed by Gray as they look to return to wining ways. 

The side have been off-form for some time now, after a decent start to the season, and they need to get back on track tomorrow. 

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