Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchison is once again a free agent and keen on a Championship move in January, Yorkshire live report.
The versatile midfielder was released by the Owls last summer.
Hutchinson surprisingly fell out of favour at Hillsborough under former manager Garry Monk, spending the best part of the final months of last season with the U23s.
After his Owls release, he moved to Cyprus with Pafos.
But now, the 31-year-old is a free agent again. Manager Tony Pulis said ‘we will have to wait and see’ when asked about Hutchinson potentially returning to Hillsborough.
The former Chelsea man is certainly keen to remain at Championship level, telling the Yorkshire Live that he still feels he can contribute at that level.
“Without a shadow of a doubt. I am looking for a good Championship club. I won’t say no to playing anywhere. It is not really about the money for me anymore. I just want to start playing football again and enjoying it.”
Hutchinson spent six years at Wednesday, making over 140 appearances for the club.
The Owls now find themselves in a relegation scrap. The points deduction certainly didn’t help, but regardless the team has struggled to get going this season.
Injuries to key players has been a major issue, with Dominic Iorfa ruled out for the season while loan duo Jack Marriott and Aden Flint have returned to their parent clubs.
Manager Tony Pulis needs reinforcements in January. While a striker and wide player are top priorities, the Owls may now need another option at the back.
Hutchinson could be ideal. He knows the club inside out, while his versatility can see him play at centre-back, right-back or in a holding midfield role.