Garry Monk has revealed that another midfielder could be on his way out of Sheffield Wednesday on loan.
Wednesday allowed their academy prospect Liam Shaw to join Chesterfield on a month-long deal on Thursday.
Competition for places in Shaw’s position – in which Barry Bannan, Massimo Luongo, Sam Hutchinson, Kieran Lee and Joey Pelupessy have all appeared this season – has ensured that Alex Hunt is also struggling to make his breakthrough.
And Hunt, who was on the bench for the Owls’ recent defeat against Blackburn Rovers, is being considered for a temporary move.
“He’s progressing really well and what’s probably a little bit unfortunate for him he’s in probably the most competitive area we’ve got, (central) midfield,” Monk told the official Sheffield Wednesday Facebook page earlier.
“But we’re very pleased with him and yeah, there’ll be a decision, in these coming months, about whether to keep him in and around it, like he is, or is there an opportunity to send him out on loan?
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“So we’ll decide that for him and whichever way is best for his development.”
With the transfer window for English Football League clubs closed until 1 January, 2020, including loan deals, Hunt would only be able to follow Shaw into non-league football or move to an overseas league that is open for business.
The Sheffield Wednesday Under-23-team captain made his senior debut in the Owls’ 2-0 win at Sunderland early last season, aged 18, but has yet to reappear.