Daniel Pudil expects to hold talks about his Sheffield Wednesday future

A general view of the Hillsborough Stadium during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley at Hillsborough Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Sheffield, England,

Pudil is in the final year of his contract at Sheffield Wednesday.

Daniel Pudil of Sheffield Wednesday looks dejected after Anthony Knockaert of Brighton and Hove Albion (not pictured) scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match...

Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil has told the Sheffield Star he will probably talk to the club soon regarding his future at Hillsborough.

A key player member of the Wednesday team that reached the Championship play-off final two seasons ago, Pudil has struggled to replicate his early Owls form since turning his loan spell permanent last summer.

The Czech international has only played 10 times this campaign and missed Wednesday's last six fixtures after picking up a minor injury in October's draw with Barnsley.

Despite returning to fitness in that time, Pudil continues to be overlooked in favour of Morgan Fox.

And with his contract expiring at the end of this season - albeit with an option, in Wednesday's favour, to extend it by a further 12 months - the 32-year-old is seeking assurances about his future, telling the Sheffield Star: "I want to play games."

A general view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football...

He said: "To be fair, I don’t want to go anywhere else. I like Sheffield. I like the club and the fans. My family are settled in the area. I have two kids and one is in school and the other is in nursery.

"This is a big club and we have reached the play-offs in the last two seasons. The dream for all of us and the fans is to go to the Premier League and hopefully I can be part of it.

"The focus is to stay here but, of course, I want to be playing. I’m 32, in the last year of my contract and I want to play games. I’m not the type of player who likes to be in the stands or on the bench.

"We will probably talk about it soon and find out what’s going on. We will see what happens."

Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday looks dejected after  the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27, 2017 in...

Wednesday are expected to be without key centre-back Tom Lees until the end of January at least, which could see left-back Pudil moved into a central role, in which he has occasionally featured.

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