Glenn Roeder offers insight into Sheffield Wednesday's transfer plans

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Sheffield Wednesday advisor Glenn Roeder has suggested that a number of players will depart Hillsborough this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday's newly appointed advisor Glenn Roeder has told the Yorkshire Post that he is expecting to be very busy over the upcoming transfer window.

Wednesday appointed Roeder alongside Adam Pearson yesterday to oversee transfer dealings at the club and the pair are set to be put to work straight away at Hillsborough.

Wednesday have a staggering 15 players with their contracts expiring and from Roeder's comments it would seem that a large amount of these will be allowed to leave.

“There is going to be a big turnover in the squad due to the number out of contract (this summer) and we have to get it right," he said. 

“Stuart will want to concentrate on the coaching, which is one of his big strengths. He can leave the recruitment, as I will travel anywhere in the world to watch a player.

“The three of us – four, including the chairman – are strong characters with strong opinions. But we will come up with the right result for Sheffield Wednesday."

The Daily Mail reports that Tom Lees and Kieren Westwood will both be offered new deals and it seems that they have avoided the cull.

The other 13 players who see their contracts expire this summer have a more anxious wait over their futures, though.

In ordinary circumstances Wednesday would surely have offered the bulk of the out of contract group new deals, but the expectations at Hillsborough have been raised.

The arrival of Dejphon Chansiri at the club means that the Owls have funds to spend and they are set to flex their new-found financial muscle in the transfer window, as they look to bring in the quality of player required to get them to the Premier League. 

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