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Reporter claims Owls have held talks with Adam Reach over new Hillsborough deal

Sheffield Wednesday reporter Dom Howson has told the Yorkshire Post the Owls have held talks with Adam Reach over a new contract at Hillsborough.

The left-footed winger joined the Owls from Middlesbrough for £5 million.

Reach has become a mainstay in the Wednesday first-team over the past few years, helping the Owls reach the Championship playoffs in his debut campaign.

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But a semi-final defeat to Huddersfield Town was as close as Reach got to reaching the Premier League with Wednesday as the Owls have disappointingly declined since.

Now, coming to the end of his fifth year at Hillsborough, the 28-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and questions have been asked over his future at the club.

Writing on his Q&A for the Yorkshire Post, Howson claims the Owls have held talks with Reach over a new deal but so far, an agreement has yet to come to fruition.

The club recently agreed a new contract extension with Barry Bannan. Now, there have been calls from supporters to tie down Reach, Kadeem Harris and Tom Lees.

Wednesday, however, may wait until the end of the season to decide.

The Owls are in the midst of a relegation battle as they currently sit 23rd in the table, three points from safety following recent defeats to Birmingham City and Brentford.

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Interim boss Neil Thompson has certainly performed better than his predecessor Tony Pulis. However, confidence is fragile while injuries to key players are mounting.

The likes of Harris, Reach and Lees are senior players with the latter two arguably among the club’s highest earners – a factor Wednesday must consider amid a potential relegation.

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