The transfer window may have closed for Premier League and Championship clubs but some of Sheffield Wednesday’s players might still have interest from those in other leagues over the course of the next few weeks.
Sides in Leagues One and Two, Scotland and much of Europe can still make moves until early September.
And with only 18 out of a possible 28 players featuring for Wednesday so far this season, it is possible that some on the Owls’ books could be seeking exits.
Here are four who fall into that category, after Joost van Aken’s move to Vfl Osnabruck…
Baker is one of four recognised right-backs at Hillsborough, along with Moses Odubajo, Liam Palmer and Dominic Iorfa. And with the batter now back from suspension, the Welshman’s opportunities are unlikely to increase. He appeared 12 times for Wednesday last season and will not want to regress in the final year of his contract.
Thorniley established himself as a semi-regular for the Owls last term, but suffered a setback when he was forced to leave the club’s pre-season training camp in Portugal through illness. Another centre-back, David Bates, has arrived at Hillsborough in the meantime, and a loan move may still be possible despite Van Aken’s exit.
A shoulder injury cut-short what was a promising first season for Penney in the Owls’ first team and although fully fit, the academy product now has Palmer and Morgan Fox ahead of him in the pecking order. A loan spell could now be in order, especially with Penney’s contract due to expire at the end of this season.
Winnall may have outlasted two of his centre-forward rivals, Gary Hooper and Lucas Joao, at Wednesday. But he is still one of four competing for what is now just the one starting XI berth. Winnall is also in the final year of his deal, from which he earns a reported wage of £18,000-a-week, and will be desperate to play after spending the best part of 18 months on the sidelines.