Sheffield Wednesday fans are reacting to The Star‘s report that Sam Hutchinson’s Hillsborough future is ‘looking increasingly precarious’.
Hutchinson moved to Wednesday in 2014 from Chelsea and has played more than 150 times for the Owls.
But he has not been seen since last month’s FA Cup win at Queens Park Rangers, when he was forced off early through injury.
Speaking after Saturday’s home draw with Millwall, however, the Wednesday boss Garry Monk suggested that Hutchinson’s omission was not fitness related.
“I make the decisions,” Monk told The Star. “I try and pick the 18 and that is what you have to do on a matchday and some will be left out. It is as simple as that.”
And those of an Owls persuasion appear to be torn over Hutchinson’s situation, with the Berkshireman’s contract one of several due to expire this summer…
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Hutchinson’s absence has coincided with whispers from within the Sheffield Wednesday support base about a falling-out between the 30-year-old and Monk, however, these remain unverified.
Alongside Keiren Westwood, the goalkeeper who last appeared for the Owls in November, Hutchinson missed around four months of last season after being banished by Monk’s but-one predecessor Jos Luhukay.
Wednesday have Joey Pelupessy, Massimo Luongo, Kieran Lee and Alex Hunt as alternative options in the Chelsea product’s position.