Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore says Liam Shaw is 100% committed to the Owls cause despite agreeing a summer move to Celtic, Yorkshire Post report.
Shaw recently agreed a pre-contract deal with the Hoops as his Owls contract expires.
Many Wednesday supporters have vented their frustration at the situation, with Shaw widely regarded as one of the best young players to come through in years.
Celtic will net a bargain, and Shaw could be forgiven for already thinking about his next move.
But Moore has rubbished speculation suggesting Shaw has switched off, telling reporters how the midfielder remains completely committed in Wednesday’s fight for survival.
“What I want to echo is that Liam is 100 per cent with this football club and he still has a part to play in this team for the remainder of the season.. What’s gone on has gone on. We need to focus on the here and now. He’s really committed to the club and you’ve seen that commitment in the couple of games he has played. I don’t think it has affected him in anyway,” Moore explained.
Shaw broke into the Wednesday first-team this season, making 15 Championship appearances to date including starting the past two games under new manager Darren Moore.
The 20-year-old’s contract situation has prompted criticism from supporters.
Adam Reach, Kadeem Harris, Tom Lees and fellow youngster Osaze Urhoghide are also out of contract this summer and available to discuss pre-contract moves with teams abroad.
Wednesday are seemingly focusing their immediate attention on Championship survival.
The Owls are a daunting seven points adrift of safety following a six-game winless run, and they host runaway leaders Norwich City at Hillsborough this coming weekend.