Sheffield Wednesday may be facing another make or break summer next year, with a number of players out of contract.

There’s some pressing, and some not so, contract decisions for Sheffield Wednesday to make before next summer.

Barry Bannan and Josh Windass are both out of contract next summer and new deals for both seems like a formality, but there’s also some other players who fans may want to see stick around.

One of those players is George Byers.

The Scot has been a fan favourite since joining from Swansea City in 2021. The 27-year-old has made 60 total appearances for the Owls, scoring 13 goals from midfield and assisting a further six, playing an important role last time round with six goals and three assists in 24 League One appearances.

He’s had a bit of a stop-start campaign this time round, but he showed Xisco Munoz what he’s capable of in the last outing v Leeds United, making more tackles (five) than anyone else in the game.

That performance should keep Byers in Munoz’s selection plans for the upcoming game v Ipswich Town at least, and Byers could eventually play a key role in helping Wednesday in their fight against relegation this season.

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And if he goes on to have another impressive season with the club then a new deal should be a given; though it’ll come down to Byers preference, and it could also come down to what division Wednesday are playing in next season.

If relegation happens then Byers might fancy becoming a free agent. So for Wednesday, arranging a new deal with Byers sooner rather than later could boost their overall chances of keeping him at the club beyond this season.

What’s more is that, earlier this summer, Byers spoke out on his Wednesday future, admitting that he’d be keen on penning a long-term deal at the club, so the ball appears to be in Wednesday’s court.

Sheffield Wednesday return to action v Ipswich Town this weekend, in what promises to be another very tough outing for the Owls.

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