SWN view: Three Owls players who could be playing their final game for club this weekend
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SWN view: Three Owls players who could be playing their final game for club this weekend

Sheffield Wednesday face Derby County at Pride Park this weekend.

The stakes are huge. The Owls must win and hope Rotherham United fail to beat Cardiff City away to ensure their Championship status. Anything less and Wednesday will be down.

For many Owls players, this weekend is a chance of redeeming themselves following a poor campaign while some could be playing for their futures at the club.

Several Wednesday players are out of contract this summer, while others are attracting interest.

Here we look at three players who could be playing their final game for the club:


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Tom Lees

Tom Lees is out of contract this summer. The 30-year-old joined the Owls in 2014, and he has gone on to make more than 250 appearances for the club in all competitions.

But with his contract expiring, both player and club could be set for a change.

Lees has been reliable figure at Hillsborough. At 30, however, he could be among the highest earners and a drop into League One would surely prompt an exit.

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Jordan Rhodes

It just hasn’t happened for Jordan Rhodes at Hillsborough.

The former Middlesbrough man arrived with a prolific record at Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers, but he has struggled for regular game-time during his spell at Wednesday.

Rhodes has scored seven goals in 14 Championship starts this season. Manager Darren Moore clearly rates him, and he will surely be included against Derby on Saturday.

But with Huddersfield and Cardiff City keen on the striker (Wales Online), it’s likely Rhodes is set for his final game in an Owls short regardless of the result this weekend.

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Adam Reach

Adam Reach joined the Owls from Middlesbrough for £5 million in 2016.

The 28-year-old has made over 200 appearances for the Owls in all competitions, scoring over 20 Championship goals including five in 39 games this season.

But his contract at Hillsborough also expires this coming summer.

Football League World recently claimed the Owls have given up trying to extend his deal, and Watford are now looking at taking him in on a free transfer this summer.

Reach owes Wednesday one last big performance, and the stage is set this weekend.

Also see: Report: Owls offer new contract to striker talent who is receiving interest elsewhere

Also see: Know your history: Top five Owls record goal scorers since 2000, two signed by Chansiri

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