Part Two: Which players could leave Sheffield Wednesday this summer?

A general view as fans begin arriving at Hillsborough ahead of the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

A clear-out could be on the cards at Sheffield Wednesday - will these 12 players be involved?

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

Sheffield Wednesday are expected to at least try to overhaul their squad this summer, after a season of regression in the Championship and a new manager - Jos Luhukay - in place.

But which players could depart Hillsborough in the coming months? HITC Sport's four-part series continues here, with the 12 Owls players entering the final year of their contracts this summer...

Keiren Westwood

Kieren Westwood of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates his team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road on April...

Reasons he could go: A likely high earner. The emergence of academy pair Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson has shown Wednesday can survive without him.

Reasons he'll stay: Still the best goalkeeper at the club. A lack of football this season may deter potential suitors.

Jack Hunt

Sheffield Wednesday's English defender Jack Hunt (C) controls the ball during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday at The Liberty...

Reasons he could go: Nothing obvious.

Reasons he'll stay: He's the Owls' first choice right-back.

Liam Palmer

DERBY, ENGLAND- October 29: Johnny Russell of Derby County and Liam Palmer of Sheffield Wednesday in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Sheffield...

Reasons he could go: Likely to continue as Hunt's understudy. A regular scapegoat among fans.

Reasons he'll stay: Is a competent stand in (although some may disagree). From the area and loves the club.

Morgan Fox

Morgan Fox of Sheffield Wednesday in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton at Hillsborough on December 15, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Reasons he could go: Is yet to properly convince since his move to Hillsborough 15 months ago, and recently lost his place to George Boyd - a midfielder. Could be easily upgraded (in theory).

Reasons he'll stay: With Daniel Pudil out of contract, he may be the only natural left-back remaining.

David Jones

David Jones of Sheffield Wednesday controls the ball during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

Reasons he could go: Another thought to take home a substantial pay packet. Would not be first choice with everyone fit.

Reasons he'll stay: Others may be ahead of him in the queue to be culled.  

Almen Abdi

Almen Abdi of Watford celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Aston Villa at Vicarage Road on April 30, 2016 in Watford,...

Reasons he could go: Rumoured to be among the top earners at Wednesday, a status which is not reflected by his impact so far. His fitness cannot be relied upon.

Reasons he'll stay: Wages may be too high for others, who may have also noticed that his best days are behind him.

Barry Bannan

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday at St James Park on September 23, 2015 in...

Reasons he could go: Others may have spotted he's quite good at football. Owls will have to consider some sales.

Reasons he'll stay: One of the first on the teamsheet when fit. Could be hard to replace.

Kieran Lee

Kieran Lee of Sheffield Wednesday shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bolton,...

Reasons he could go: See Bannan.

Reasons he'll stay: Recent fitness problems likely to deter suitors.

George Boyd

George Boyd of Sheffield Wednesday scores the 3rd Sheffield Wednesday goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading on January 26, 2018 in...

Reasons he could go: Another whose performances have not warranted his sizeable salary. Had interest last summer.

Reasons he'll stay: Again - wages could price teams out. His performances have improved the fitter he's become.

Marco Matias

Chris Gunter of Reading and Marco Matias of Sheffield Wednesday during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading on January 26, 2018 in Sheffield,...

Reasons he could go: Too unreliable, both in terms of fitness and temperament. May revert to being a fringe player with others back fit.

Reasons he'll stay: Showed glimpses of the player Wednesday thought they were getting in fleeting appearances under Luhukay.

Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday scores a goal which is ruled offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Reasons he could go: Remains the Owls' 11-goal top scorer, despite having missed the last three months. Has top flight and Champions League pedigree.

Reasons he'll stay: Is the club's primary source of goals - and, as one of his former managers would say, an important 'link player'.

Lucas Joao

Nathan Dyer of Swansea City tackles Lucas Joao of Sheffield Wednesday during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday at Liberty Stadium on...

Reasons he could go: Bang in form. Good age (24). Has potential to get better.

Reasons he'll stay: If Wednesday have any sense they'll extend his contract, which should increase his value going forward.

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