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Nottingham Forest should make summer swoop for prolific Sheffield Wednesday striker Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka looks set to be handed a hefty transfer kitty this summer as the club looks to flex their ambition ahead of a promotion push next season.

Wood hoping to bridge 13-year gap between play-off finals AS A teenager enjoying his first taste of a League One play-off final, Richard Wood looked to the older heads in the Sheffield Wednesday side for not only inspiration but also guidance.

Luhukay explains why Sheffield Wednesday ace Atdhe Nuhiu suddenly found his top form Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu looks a different player under Jos Luhukay. Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay suggests a regular run in the first-team and added trust placed in his ability are two key reasons behind Atdhe Nuhiu's impressive form at the end of the campaign, the Sheffield Star report.

Majority of Sheffield Wednesday fans unimpressed with valuation of transfer target There is a list of clubs chasing the signature of Jack Marriott this summer, after the striker's impressive 2017/18 form for Peterborough United. The 23-year-old striker was amongst the most prolific Football League strikers during the season, with Marriott bagging 33 goals across all competitions for Peterborough.

Sheffield Wednesday fans respond to Sean Clare's tweet Steve Bruce's Aston Villa have been linked with Sean Clare of Sheffield Wednesday in the summer transfer window. Sheffield Wednesday fans have responded to reported Aston Villa target Sean Clare's post on social networking site Twitter.

'He's not coming back' - Sheffield Wednesday fans issue response to player update Sheffield Wednesday seem set for a busy summer as Jos Luhukay gets the chance to properly shape his squad. The Owls' boss saw some good results come about towards the end of the campaign as players returned from injury and that will offer optimism going into next season.

Big night of celebrity charity football ahead! We have a big night of charity football ahead this evening as celebrities from far and wide descend on Hillsborough to help raise vital funds and awareness for a special cause.

Transfer gossip, Friday: Teenager wanted by Leeds and Boro - Tigers go Greek - Town want Dutch star to return LEEDS UNITED, Middlesbrough, Leicester City and Stoke City are tracking highly-rated AFC Fylde teenage midfielder Serhat Tasdemir. The 17-year-old enjoyed a fine breakthrough campaign in the National League with Fylde, featuring 27 times in all competitions as the Lancastrian outfit reached the play-offs, scoring four times.

'I want to stay at this great club,' says almost-forgotten Sheffield Wednesday attacker It seems like a very long time ago that Sheffield Wednesday fans were on their feet hailing one of the best Owls goals of recent years. Almost three years have passed since Marco Matias' strike for Wednesday against Leeds United at Elland Road which would go on to win EFL Goal of the Season.

Owls announce first pre-season friendly Sheffield Wedensday have confirmed details of one of their warm-up games for the 2018-19 season - a trip to League Two side Lincoln City. The Owls will face the Imps on the evening of Friday 13th July with kick-off scheduled for 7.30pm.

There are more goals to come from Atdhe Nuhiu at Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay is convinced that Atdhe Nuhiu's form in the second half of the season won't be a flash in the pan.

A refreshing realism could make this a pleasant transfer window for a change: Chris Holt's Sheffield Wednesday Column The transfer window is open and already football fans are getting a little tetchy about the comings and goings at their respective clubs. At Sheffield Wednesday, they are no different but this time around there appears to be a lot less of a frenzy.

Sheffield Wednesday attacker not planning to leave anytime soon, ‘I want to stay at this great club’ Even though we often cover interviews from Portuguese players who feature for English clubs, there are some guys we’ve never seen speaking to their home country press before. This is the case of Marco Matias, who gets a very discreet story in today’s edition of A Bola.

Owls to face Lincoln in pre-season Sheffield Wednesday can announce details of a pre-season friendly against Lincoln City this summer. The fixture at Sincil Bank will form part of the Owls’ preparations ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and will take place on Friday 13 July. Kick-off will be at 7.30pm.

Aston Villa could deliver double blow to Sheffield Wednesday with Clare, Marriott deals Championship duo Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly after Peterborough United's Jack Marriott while Sean Clare is in demand too. Aston Villa could reportedly snap up Sheffield Wednesday's most promising talent - and then follow that up by snatching the striker who could turn The Owls back into promotion candidates.

Sheffield Wednesday announce first pre-season friendly Sheffield Wednesday will visit League Two side Lincoln City in pre-season, it has been announced. The Owls will head to Sincil Bank on Friday, July 13 in a 7.30pm kick-off. The reigning Checkatrade Trophy holders were beaten in the League Two play-off semi-finals by Exeter City last week.

Owls represented in the EFL Kids Cup final! Sheffield Wednesday will be represented in the EFL Kids Cup final at Wembley on Saturday by Greenhill Primary School! The youngsters have progressed all the way to the big stage and are now set to face their counterparts from John Keble Primary School, representing Queens Park Rangers.

Alan Biggs at Large: Can this Sheffield Wednesday duo follow the lead of Nick Pope and force their way into the England squad? How high can Sheffield Wednesday's pair of young goalkeepers take their career? Think Nick Pope - and then aim for the sky. That's one piece of highly qualified advice for Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson.

'The Owls need to swerve this' - Sheffield Wednesday in £6.5m star transfer chase: The verdict Sheffield Wednesday are one of the clubs in contention to sign 33-goal striker Jack Marriott from Peterborough, according to the Sun. But do the Owls need the £6.5m-rated striker? Or should they avoid? We discuss…. Alfie Burns. Sheffield Wednesday will have to move some of their current strikeforce on if they are to complete this deal.

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4 issues that really need sorting at Sheffield Wednesday in the next few weeks Sheffield Wednesday can be optimistic about what the new season could bring after a strong end to the current campaign. Whilst it was a disappointing season on the whole, with the Owls initially targeting another play-off finish, the reality is they weren't helped with a ridiculous injury crisis that hit the club.

Could Chris Wilder's 'improved budget' lead Sheffield United to a Sheffield Wednesday linked striker in Peterborough's Jack Marriott? Marriott, in whom Sheffield Wednesday have been credited with interest, could tick multiple boxes for Sheffield United. Chris Wilder will get to work on strengthening his Sheffield United squad after being promised an 'improved budget' by the Blades' quarrelling owners.

Why Sheffield Wednesday need to be a bit more like United when the season kicks off again Whisper is quietly but Sheffield Wednesday need to take a leaf from the Blades' book if they are to make a push up the table next season, according to one of their key players.

Sheffield Wednesday star earns international call-up This one didn't come as much of a surprise but an Owls player has been called up for international duty next week. While the rest of the Sheffield Wednesday squad remain on holiday, one man will be lining out for his country in a double-header in Switzerland.

Nuhiu selected for Kosovo Atdhe Nuhiu has been included in Kosovo’s national squad for the two upcoming friendly games staged in Switzerland. On Tuesday 29 May, Kosovo will face Albania in Zurich before heading to Wohlen on Sunday 3 June, where they compete against the Ivory Coast.

New Premier League manager could hold-up Sheffield Wednesday's transfer plans Sheffield Wednesday's search for reinforcements in defence could be held-up by the appointment of a new manager in the Premier League. West Ham this week announced Manuel Pellegrini as their new boss, taking over from David Moyes whose time at the London Stadium wasn't extended beyond last season.

Join the Owls' community golf day! The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme are hosting their charity golf day on Wednesday 18 July at Hillsborough Golf Club. The annual tournament will see 22 teams battle it out for the top trophy, as well a chance to win other Wednesday-related prizes, whilst raising money for the SWFCCP.

Blades and Owls go head to head A Sheffield woman is raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Research, having spent seven years raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, in memory of her best friend who died in 2011.

Transfer gossip, Wednesday: Reds star on move - Bantams get boost - Tigers want Forest defender - Owls player set for Villa - Leeds look to Denmark BARNSLEY midfielder Stevie Mallan is being monitored by Scottish Premier League side Hibernian. The former St Mirren player found opportunities hard to come by at Oakwell last season following his £200,000 switch from the Buddies and is being linked with a move back to Scotland.

Why Sheffield Wednesday should enter Max Clark running, as left-back reportedly nears Hull City exit The Hull City youngster could be a good fit for Sheffield Wednesday. Max Clark is nearing the Hull City exit door, despite two clubs having failed with offers for the left-back - according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Memorable Matches: Sheffield Wednesday 4-3 Coventry City Dion Dublin 18, 37, 55, Guy Whittingham 25, David Hirst 39, Marc Degryse 60, Mark Bright 73. Teams:. Sheffield Wednesday: Kevin Pressman, Peter Atherton, Steve Nicol, Ian Nolan, Des Walker, Lee Briscoe, Marc Degryse, Chris Waddle, Mark Bright, David Hirst, Guy Whittingham.

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FOUR areas Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay must strengthen this summer It is hard to deny Wednesday underachieved in the most recent campaign. A 15th-placed finish was not what anyone connected with the Championship club wanted or expected. And manager Jos Luhukay is acutely aware work needs to be done to the Owls' squad.

Double delight for 'Wednesday' The Owls’ matchday programme has scooped two national awards following the conclusion of the 2017/18 campaign. ‘Wednesday’ has won the Northern Programme Club Best Cover, together with the Merit Award for Outstanding Consistency over a five-season period.

Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Sean Clare to Aston Villa speculation Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sean Clare is reportedly on Aston Villa's radar in the summer transfer window. Sheffield Wednesday fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking Sean Clare with a move to Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday fans believe Sam Winnall could follow Gary Rowett from Derby County to Stoke City The Sheffield Wednesday striker has spent the past campaign on loan at Derby County, who look set to lose Rowett to Stoke City. Gary Rowett's proposed move from Derby County to Stoke City could have a bearing on Sam Winnall's future, according to a number of Sheffield Wednesday supporters on Twitter.

Sunderland should consider bringing back Steven Fletcher from Sheffield Wednesday Sunderland let Steven Fletcher go in 2016, when he went on to join Sheffield Wednesday. If Sunderland really do have a big budget for a League One side, then they should consider bringing Steven Fletcher back to spearhead their promotion push for the upcoming season.

2017-18 Fan Review - Sheffield Wednesday AFTER Championship play-off finishes in the two previous seasons, much was expected from Sheffield Wednesday this time around - but their campaign never got going, with Carlos Carvalhal departing just before Christmas to be replaced by Jos Luhukay, who steadied the injury-ravaged ship.

Celebrity match this Friday at Hillsborough! Hillsborough will play host to a celebrity football match on Friday to support the Ivy-Louise Fund and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme. Stars including Shayne Ward, Calum Best and James Argent will take to the hallowed turf on Friday 25 May, scheduled for a 7.30pm kick-off.

A potential 18/19 Sheffield Wednesday starting XI including 3 new signings Sheffield Wednesday fans will be quietly optimistic about what next season can bring after a very good end to the season. Whilst that can't take away from the fact it was a disappointing campaign, they were seriously impacted by the ridiculous injury crisis that hit the team.

Football gossip, Tuesday: Doncaster Rovers sign striker - Tigers resolve to be tested - Blades midfielder wanted - Reds target forward YORKSHIRE clubs are starting to make their moves in the transfer market. Here's the latest from the rumour mill:. Doncaster Rovers have agreed a deal to sign Ashford United forward Max Watters on a two-year-deal.

800k-rated player in: 4 players Sheffield Wednesday should look to sign as early as this week After a strong end to the 2017/18 season, Sheffield Wednesday fans will be hoping that their side can carry their momentum into the next campaign. It was a disappointing season to reflect upon for Owls fans, with hopes of promotion dented early on and replaced with fears of relegation.

Sheffield Wednesday: Jordan Thorniley eyes regular Owls starting spot Defender Jordan Thorniley hopes his versatility will help him nail down a regular starting spot under Owls chief Jos Luhukay. Thorniley, one of a number of youngsters promoted to the first-team by Luhukay in the 2017/18 season, has played at centre-half, left-back and wing-back in his fledgling Wednesday career.

Aston Villa are reportedly nearing massive coup with Sheffield Wednesday's Sean Clare Numerous Premier League sides were tracking Sheffield Wednesday's Sean Clare - but Championship outfit Aston Villa might have won the race. Could Aston Villa's most impressive signing of the summer transfer window be a free agent with only four Championship starts to his name?

Player still not sure about Sheffield Wednesday future, ‘let’s see if I stay’ Scoring only nine goals in a season is clearly not the dream of any striker. Especially for a player who’s not at a top-flight club. But it’s nice to see stories where the newspaper doesn’t ignore the bad things, and the interviewee has no problems talking about it.

Where did Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship average attendance table? Last season saw both Sheffield clubs in the Championship for the first time in more than seven years. The clubs had contrasting seasons with the Blades just missing out on the play offs after a strong start to the season which saw them top the table in November.

Sheffield Wednesday: Keiren Westwood vows to bounce back after injury-hit campaign It has been a season to forget for Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood. The 33-year-old, a big crowd favourite at Hillsborough, has not played since December 9 due to a groin injury. Westwood made only 18 Championship appearances as Wednesday finished 15th in the rankings.

Steve Bruce 'purred' about Sean Clare after the Sheffield Wednesday midfielder's Aston Villa showing Clare is reportedly set to sign for Aston Villa at the end of his Sheffield Wednesday contract. Fans of Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday needn't be surprised if Sean Clare moves to Villa Park. The Wednesday midfielder is reportedly set to sign for the Villans after rejecting a new deal at Hillsborough.

Transfer Gossip : Leeds United eye Man City goalkeeper - Sheffield Wednesday midfielder wanted by Wembley finalists - Warburton the favourite for Brad WITH the transfer window back open and with many clubs already having announced their retained lists, here is the latest from the rumour mill… Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has agreed to the terms of a new contract at the club, which in-turn means that Wilder's budget for the upcoming season has been arranged.

Sheffield United moving on from ex-Sheffield Wednesday ace Lavery is sign of progress Two years after signing Caolan Lavery, Sheffield United are looking to move on. Sheffield United are admitting defeat in their hopes Caolan Lavery can play a first team role for the club. BBC Sport reported last week that Lavery has been transfer listed, two years after making a controversial switch from Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday: Goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith reveals the secret to success in the Championship Goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith has stressed the importance of strength in depth in Wednesday's attempts to end their 18-year top-flight exile. With Swansea City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion dropping down from the Premier League, Wildsmith expects the second-tier to be strong and fiercely-competitive next season.

Aston Villa set to snap up Sheffield Wednesday midfielder on a free - reports Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Sheffield Wednesday youngster Sean Clare. The 21-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at League One Gillingham, but was recalled in January by Owls boss Jos Luhukay.

Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries could face competition for Harrison Reed’s signature The 23-year-old impressed during a season-long loan spell with the Canaries from parent club Southampton and head coach Daniel Farke has made no secret of his admiration for the player.

Transfer talk: Leeds United after midfielder; Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday & Bristol City also feature Leeds United are interested in bringing Hibernian midfielder John McGinn to Elland Road, according to reports. The 23-year-old featured 43 times for Hibs in the 2017-18 season, netting six goals and a further eight assists. And the Sun claim that Leeds are ready to make their move, despite Scottish duo Rangers and Celtic both also being keen.

Aston Villa will reportedly sign Sean Clare after Sheffield Wednesday exit Sean Clare is reportedly leaving Sheffield Wednesday, and Aston Villa, Preston North End and Norwich City are claimed to be interested. Aston Villa are set to sign Sean Clare following his exit from Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Mirror.

Sheffield Wednesday weighing up £1.8 million move for Portuguese defender The 25-year-old has spent this season on loan with the Owls and has played 25 games for them in all competitions. The Championship side are now weighing up a permanent move for him. Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay is looking for potential summer signings as he looks to get his side competing at the top end of the Championship next season.

Transfer gossip, Sunday: Leeds and Town eye Liverpool striker - Saints want Boro star - Owls consider £1.8m return WITH the transfer window back open and with many clubs already having announced their retained lists, here is the latest from the rumour mill… The chase is on for young Liverpool striker Harry Wilson with Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Glasgow Rangers and Aston Villa interested.

Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea exit Former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal and Swansea City have parted company. Sheffield Wednesday fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the departure of Carlos Carvalhal from Swansea City.

Vacancy Sheffield Wednesday are looking to appoint a receptionist administrator. The suitable candidate will be responsible for welcoming, assisting and directing our visitors appropriately as well as supporting the CEO, HR department and senior management team with administration duties.

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Sheffield Wednesday: Owls centre-back refuses to rule out loan move Defender Frederik Nielsen has revealed he would be open to going on loan next season to gain experience if he is not part of Jos Luhukay's plans. The 20-year-old made one start and three substitute appearances as the Owls secured a 15th-placed finish in the 2017/18 Championship season.

Swansea City part company with former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal Swansea will not be extending the contract of manager Carlos Carvalhal, the club have announced. Carvalhal, who left Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve, succeeded Paul Clement in December 2017 but failed to keep the Welsh club in the Premier League.

Football: 2018/19 Fixture release date The English Football League have confirmed the fixtures for the 2018/19 campaign will be released on Thursday, June 21. The full fixture list will go live at 9am.

2018/19 Fixture release details On Thursday 21 June, the EFL fixtures for the 2018/19 campaign will be released. Traditionally, fixture release day has proven one of the biggest on the football calendar and busiest days in terms of traffic to our official website, swfc.co.uk.

Lee Gregory development shouldn't deter Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are reportedly interested in Lee Gregory of Millwall in the summer transfer window. Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County have been linked with Lee Gregory of Millwall in the summer transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday: Young Owls defender reflects on breakthrough campaign From featuring regularly at Under-23s level to the grind and unforgiving nature of life in the Championship. The 2017/18 campaign proved a memorable year for young Owls defender Frederik Nielsen.

This is Sheffield Wednesday's Championship season in numbers After a rocky start and a barrage of injuries to first-team players, Sheffield Wednesday managed to battle back to a mid-table finish. It was a season of two managers and countless injuries at Hillsborough but that doesn't tell the whole story of the season.

Sheffield Wednesday missed a trick by not signing Andy Yiadom on a free transfer Barnsley's Andy Yiadom is to join Reading this summer. And Sheffield Wednesday has surely missed a trick. According to a report in Sky Sports, Andy Yiadom is to join Championship side Reading this summer when his current deal with recently-relegated Barnsley expires.

Sheffield Wednesday: Fernando Forestieri is Premier League class, according to Owls team-mate Jordan Thorniley has described Fernando Forestieri as "one of the best players" he has played with and hopes the Owls forward will stay out of the treatment room next season. Forestieri missed seven months of the 2017/18 campaign after undergoing major knee surgery.

Sheffield Wednesday: Jos Luhukay gives his thoughts on the Owls' coaching staff Owls boss Jos Luhukay has told The Star he is more than happy with the make-up of his coaching staff. Luhukay brought in fellow Dutchman Remy Reynierse as his assistant manager after accepting the Wednesday job last January.

Dom Howson's Sheffield Wednesday column: Why Owls only need to sign one new centre-half That was how a big proportion of the Owls fan-base reacted to the news that Frederico Venancio would cost £800,000 to sign on a permanent basis from Vitoria de Setubal this summer.

A Great Job In Unusual Circumstances: Jos Luhukay Deserves A Lot Of Praise Written by Daniel Burkinshaw. 2017/18: A disappointing season, is what most Wednesday fans will have concluded. But it could have been so much worse. And now that the dust has settled, I think it is fair to reflect that Jos Luhukay has not received the acclaim that he deserves.

Bullen added to celebrity line-up! Lee Bullen is the latest addition to the celebrity football match next week at Hillsborough! On Friday 25 May, the Owls are hosting a special fixture in support of the Ivy-Louise Fund and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme.

Alan Biggs: More realistic expectations can only be a good thing for Sheffield Wednesday Optimism balanced by realism. That's not a bad combination for a football club. Too often the first is replaced by that word "expectation" and the second is forgotten completely. Not so at Sheffield Wednesday and that's one reason why this column is more hopeful about next season than it was about the one just gone.

Moyes exit impacts Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday transfer hopes over Reece Burke Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday are both going to be impacted by West Ham manager's departure. The Mirror reported this week that Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday are both hoping to sign West Ham talent Reece Burke. Rangers are hoping to bring Burke to Ibrox on a permanent deal, while Wednesday prefer a loan deal.

From the heart Academy boss Steven Haslam has spoken of the pride he feels from the progression of his young charges at the club.

Aston Villa, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday go for West Ham defender Burke West Ham defender Reece Burke has clubs queuing for his signature. The Mirror says Sheffield Wednesday are understood to be leading the chase for Burke's signature on a temporary deal. However Rangers are ready to offer a permanent switch, as do promotion hopefuls Aston Villa, Leeds and Reading.

Sheffield Wednesday: Defender hopes to prove himself to Owls manager Jos Luhukay Centre-half Joost van Aken is itching for a chance to show manager Jos Luhukay what he can bring to the Wednesday team. Van Aken, a £4m capture from SC Heerenveen last August, has not made a single appearance under Luhukay because of hamstring and ankle injuries.

Retro: The day Sheffield Wednesday said 'Thanks, but no thanks' to Big Ron Atkinson Twenty years ago today, Ron Atkinson, having kept Sheffield Wednesday in the Premiership, left the club for the second time after they announced their intention to appoint a full-time manager.

Sheffield Wednesday: Jos Luhukay vows to carry on blooding Owls youngsters Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has set his sights on bringing through at least "one or two" academy players every season. Luhukay handed debuts to a plethora of youngsters in the 2017/18 campaign, including Jordan Thorniley, Ash Baker, Frederik Nielsen, Connor Kirby and Sean Clare.

Sheffield Wednesday player ratings this Championship season It's been a season of ups and downs for Sheffield Wednesday and one that has been blighted by injuries. The Owls came into season hunting for promotion but finished it 18 points off the play-off places in 15th. Wednesday's poor start to the season ultimately cost Carlos Carvalhal his job with Jos Luhukay taking his place.

Sheffield Wednesday: Why Joost van Aken is optimistic of winning his Owls fitness battle A quick glance at Joost van Aken's Instagram account tells you everything you need to know about how seriously he is taking his recovery from ankle surgery. Almost a month has passed since the Owls defender, drafted in from Dutch club SC Heerenveen for a fee believed to be in the region of £4m last August, went under the knife in Portugal.

Sheffield Wednesday fan Michael Vaughan 'would drive' Sam Allardyce to Hillsborough after Everton sacking Allardyce was sacked by Everton on Wednesday. Michael Vaughan, the former England cricket captain, has claimed that he would drive Sam Allardyce to Sheffield Wednesday after the 63-year-old was sacked by Everton earlier today.

My best season so far Owls defender Jordan Thorniley says he had the best season of his career so far after enjoying a strong breakthrough campaign with Wednesday. The former Everton youngster made his debut for Wednesday in the 0-0 draw with Cardiff in January.

COMMENT: Owls' decision to remain at home for pre-season could prove to be a wise one If any of Sheffield Wednesday's players were thinking of getting their swimming trunks or beach towels ready for pre-season, they can think again.

Sheffield Wednesday: How much Frederico Venancio will really cost Owls Sheffield Wednesday have been told they must stump up £800,000 to prize Frederico Venancio away from Vitoria de Setubal, The Star can reveal. Reports in the Portuguese media recently claimed the Owls would have to fork out out £2.6 million to bring the defender back to Hillsborough on a permanent basis.

Owls won't be flying the nest together this summer Pre-season will be closer to home. Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has stated the squad will be basing their pre-season schedule entirely in the UK this summer as they look to hit the ground running in the 2018-19 Championship season.

Sheffield Wednesday: Ambitious Cameron Dawson spurred on by Owls glove rivals When Keiren Westwood returns to full fitness, Wednesday will have an embarrassing wealth of goalkeeping talent. The experienced shot-stopper faces a fight to regain the No 1 jersey, with Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson performing admirably since last December.

Reaction: Sheffield Wednesday's pre-season plans get the thumbs-up from fans It was a decision that could have split opinion among supporters but Sheffield Wednesday's plans to stay in the UK for pre-season appear to have gone down well.

Owls to stay on home soil for pre-season Sheffield Wednesday will remain in the UK for their 2018/19 pre-season preparations, the Owls have announced this morning.

The importance of pre-season The Owls can confirm that the squad’s pre-season preparations for the 2018/19 campaign will be based on home soil. Manager Jos Luhukay considered a range of options both in England and across Europe but given his experiences of the past has opted for the former.

Sheffield Wednesday: Why the Owls have decided not to go on an overseas pre-season training camp Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed their pre-season preparations will be UK-based this summer. In recent years, the Championship club have jetted out to Portugal for a number of days to bed in new players and get players back up to scratch fitness wise.

Confidence, trust and exciting times ahead Atdhe Nuhiu has explained how trust and confidence has enabled the big striker to finish the season with a flourish. The Kosovo international may not always have been a regular on the teamsheet but the 28-year-old never once doubted his own abilities.

On-this-day: Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup final Sheffield Wednesday continued their mini-occupation of Wembley Stadium on-this-day a quarter of a century ago as they battled out the FA Cup final.

Sheffield Wednesday: Adam Reach makes big admission over the Owls' season Adam Reach says the Owls paid the price for letting complacency creep into the squad in the most recent campaign. After two agonising near-misses, many observers expected Wednesday to be among the front-runners for promotion heading into the 2017/18 season.

Loaning out Norwich-linked Jordan Rhodes could be Sheffield Wednesday's ticket to a return on their £8m investment The Sheffield Wednesday striker has been linked with a temporary move to Norwich City. No loan fee, wages part-covered; lending Jordan Rhodes to Norwich City - which is possible, according to the Sun on Sunday - doesn't seem like a great deal for Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday should guard this crucial player from a move away With seven forwards all wanting to play regularly, it makes sense for Sheffield Wednesday to look to offload at least one to rebalance the squad. However, they should look to repel any advances made on Fernando Forestieri.

Sheffield Wednesday: Barry Bannan misses out on Scotland call-up Barry Bannan has been left out of Scotland's squad ahead of their end-of-season friendlies against Peru and Mexico. The Owls midfield playmaker has not received a call-up on this occasion, with head coach Alex McLeish selecting seven uncapped players, including Hearts' John Souttar and Jon McLaughlin.

Opportunity to impress! It’s been another season of huge progress for our Under-18s and Under-23s. With players making the grade and signing first professional contracts and others making full first team debuts, it will be a campaign to remember for many youngsters at the club.

Sheffield Wednesday: Youth the way forward in Jos Luhukay's Owls revolution Jos Luhukay has placed a big emphasis on youth since succeeding Carlos Carvalhal at the start of January. The Dutchman has promoted from within, giving game time to a plethora of Wednesday's academy players over the last four months. Yes, some of them featured due to Wednesday's unprecedented injury crisis.

Big summer ahead Owls ace Barry Bannan is ready for a tough summer ahead. The Wednesday midfielder came back strongly from injury in the final throes of 2017/18.

How Vitoria's survival could affect Sheffield Wednesday's hopes of permanent Venancio transfer Both the 25-year-old and Sheffield Wednesday have expressed their desire to conclude a full-time deal. Sheffield Wednesday's chances of bringing Frederico Venancio back to Hillsborough next season could be affected by Sunday's final day results in Portugal.

Sheffield Wednesday: Boss Jos Luhukay says Owls carry momentum into new season after strong end to campaign Jos Luhukay believes the Owls carry momentum going forward following his side's strong end to the 2017/18 season. Wednesday secured a 15th-placed finish after recording and impressive six victories from their last nine Championship matches, including a 5-1 hammering of Norwich City.

Why Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal could be coming back to face Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship after all Carlos Carvalhal says Swansea's American owners have asked him whether he would be available to remain as manager next season. Swansea's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed on Sunday by a 2-1 home defeat to Stoke. Reports surfaced on Thursday that Swansea would not take up the option of extending Carvalhal's short-term contract.

Sheffield Wednesday: Boss Jos Luhukay's message to Owls fans after ups and downs of disappointing campaign Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay has thanked Owls fans for sticking by the team throughout the ups and downs of a largely disappointing campaign. Wednesday secured a 15th-placed finish after recording and impressive six victories from their last nine Championship matches, including a 5-1 hammering of Norwich City.

Sheffield Wednesday The ups and downs of the Owls season Dom Howson looks back on an eventful 2017/18 Championship campaign. Best performance. There are a few contenders. The team played well for long periods in home victories over Leeds United, Derby County, Preston North End and Norwich City.

Norwich City transfer rumours: Jordan Rhodes in, Nelson Oliveira out The Canaries are in the market for fresh firepower to bolster a squad that was among the lowest scorers in the Championship last season.

Report: Norwich lining up loan move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes It is claimed Norwich City could sell Nelson Oliveira to fund a deal for the out-of-favour Sheffield Wednesday man. Norwich City are lining up a loan move for Jordan Rhodes, the Sheffield Wednesday striker, according to the Sun on Sunday.

Jos Luhukay outlines Sheffield Wednesday's summer transfer strategy Sheffield Wednesday will look to make the necessary changes to challenge for promotion next season. Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay says he hopes to have 60 to 80 percent of his squad in place for the start of pre-season - and then hints at a couple of additions afterwards, the Sheffield Star report.

OPINION: Three things Sheffield Wednesday must improve on next season The curtain may have only just come down on Sheffield Wednesday's 2017/18 campaign and already attentions are quickly turning to next season. The Owls, who finished 15th in the Championship this term, ended what has proven to be a disappointing season in style last Sunday, with a 5-1 victory over Norwich City at Hillsborough.

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal: From the legacy of Herbert Chapman to Arsene Wenger the wheel turns full circle CONSIDERING only Herbert Chapman has perhaps had more influence on English football as Arsenal manager than Arsene Wenger there is a pleasing symmetry to tomorrow's 'au revoir' to the Premier League coming in Huddersfield.

RAMBLE - Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Norwich City When you add in the fact that many players were effectively playing for their futures/a place in next seasons starting XI, I was fairly confident that, the Wednesday players at least, would want to turn up and put in a good performance.

Sheffield Wednesday: Why Owls chief Jos Luhukay is prepared to play a waiting game in the summer transfer window Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay is prepared to play a waiting game in the transfer market as he aims to reshape his squad. Clubs in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two will be able to revamp their teams when the summer transfer window opens on Thursday, May 17.

Sheffield Wednesday: Ash Baker hungry for more Owls game time Playing in Wednesday's Championship season finale against Norwich City has whetted Ash Baker's appetite to stay in Jos Luhukay's first-team squad. The Welshman made his senior bow last Sunday as the Owls thrashed the Canaries 5-1 at a raucous Hillsborough.

Ben Hughes signs pro Owls deal Young Owls winger Ben Hughes has signed his first professional contract with Wednesday. Hughes, who finished last season as Wednesday Under-18s' top goal scorer, commits to the Owls until summer 2019. Speaking exclusively to swfc.co.

Dan Wallis extends Wednesday stay Owls Under-23s goalkeeper Dan Wallis has extended his stay with Wednesday until the summer of 2019. Wallis joined Wednesday as a scholar in 2015 before progressing through the ranks with the Under-18s and Under-23s.

Sheffield Wednesday: Young Owls goalkeeper agrees new one-year contract Owls youngster Dan Wallis has expressed his delight over signing a one-year contract extension with the Championship club. Wallis, a key member of the Wednesday Under-23s side who finished third Professional Development League Two North standings, joined the Owls as a scholar in 2015.

Sheffield Wednesday: Atdhe Nuhiu issues warning to Owls forward line Atdhe Nuhiu has warned the rest of Wednesday's forward line he is ready to fight for the main striking berth next season. When everybody is fit and available for selection, Wednesday boast an array of attacking talent. Their options include Nuhiu, Gary Hooper, Steven Fletcher, Jordan Rhodes, Fernando Forestieri, Lucas Joao and Sam Winnall.

COLUMN: Why Sunday's end-of-season lap of honour gives me real hope about Sheffield Wednesday for next season It was a sight that brought a smile to my face and gave me a sense of pride. Considering how disappointing Sheffield Wednesday's 150th anniversary campaign turned out to be, there was still thousands of supporters left to applaud their heroes following the full-time whistle against Norwich City at Hillsborough last Sunday.

Owls ace relishing attacking competition Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu says he is relishing the internal competition he will face to spearhead the Owls' forward line next season.

Sheffield Wednesday: Highly-rated Joe Wildsmith reveals his Owls ambition Wednesday endured a disappointing campaign on the whole - but Joe Wildsmith earned plenty of plaudits for his performances in between the sticks. A groin injury to Keiren Westwood opened the door ajar for the 22-year-old and he made the most of his opportunity to play at first-team level.

Sheffield Wednesday: The man who played a big part in Atdhe Nuhiu's decision to extend his Owls stay Towering striker Atdhe Nuhiu admits Owls manager Jos Luhukay played a major role in his decision to sign a two-year contract extension. The Kosovo international, whose previous deal was set to expire next month, has blossomed under Luhukay's watchful eye, scoring 13 goals this calendar year.

Nuhiu delighted to have sorted Owls future Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu says he is "very pleased" to have sorted out his future so quickly after signing a new contract with the Owls. Nuhiu, who joined Wednesday in July 2013, has signed a new two-year contract with the Championship club, meaning he will remain at Hillsborough until the summer of 2020.

Sheffield Wednesday: Keiren Westwood included in extended Republic of Ireland squad Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has been selected in a provisional 40-man Republic of Ireland squad for their up-and-coming friendlies with Celtic, France and the United States of America. Westwood, who has not played a competitive match since December 9 due to injury, is one of six goalkeepers included in the squad.

Wednesdayite's cycling challenge Owls fan Ian King has taken on a cycling challenge as he attempts to ride from Barnsley to Amsterdam, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Atdhe Nuhiu: Sheffield Wednesday striker signs new contract Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu signs a two-year contract extension with the Championship club.

Dom Howson's Sheffield Wednesday column: There is a real sense of stability at Owls Instability often breeds uncertainty and unrest at football clubs. If you need proof, just look at Sunderland. So many managers have tried and failed to reverse their fortunes in recent years. Outgoing owner Ellis Short became increasingly disinterested in the Wearside club which also contributed to their demise.

Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu signs two-year contract extension Atdhe Nuhiu has signed a two-year contract extension with Sheffield Wednesday which will keep him at the club until 2020. The 28-year-old striker is Wednesday's top scorer this season, having scored 11 goals in 28 appearances in the Championship.

I showed I can do it, I'll do it again Owls striker Atdhe Nuhiu signed his new Owls contract on Thursday morning and swfc.co.uk caught up with the big man at Hillsborough.

Wednesday fans react to Atdhe Nuhiu signing a new contract Atdhe Nuhiu has today committed his future to Sheffield Wednesday, signing a new two-year deal. Nuhiu, who ended the campaign as the Owls' leading goal-scorer with 14 goals, has now followed in Daniel Pudil's footsteps by extending his stay at Hillsborough.

Nuhiu extends Owls stay The Kosovo international is one of the longest-serving players at Hillsborough having joined from Austrian outfit Rapid Wien during the summer of 2013 and he has amassed 198 appearances during the subsequent five years.

WATCH: End of season Sheffield Wednesday podcast special LIVE from Hillsborough Join us LIVE as we record an end of season special episode at the Wednesday Tap at Hillsborough. Owls writers Dom Howson and Chris Holt join Liam Hoden to discuss another intriguing campaign from Sheffield Wednesday. And you can watch the recording LIVE on this page.

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal to leave Swansea City But Huddersfield Town's draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night left Swansea all-but mathematically relegated. Carvalhal's side are three points adrift of Southampton, who hold a vastly superior goal difference.

BREAKING: Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu signs new Owls contract Sheffield Wednesday have today been boosted by the news that towering striker Atdhe Nuhiu has signed a two-year contract extension. The Kosovo international finished the 2017/18 campaign in fine form, hitting nine goals in his last eight appearances. For our Owls news and opinion on twitter follow here.

Alan Biggs: The 'P' word that Sheffield Wednesday should be preoccupied with this summer… and it's not promotion! Sheffield Wednesday's priority this summer? Make that another P word - pace. Prizes for saying that? Absolutely none. Prices? Potentially high. Which again leads to movement out of the club as the key to what comes in. Suddenly, though, that movement looks like being minimal in both cases.

BREAKING: Atdhe Nuhiu signs new Owls contract Striker Atdhe Nuhiu has committed his future to Sheffield Wednesday by signing a new contract with the club, the Owls have officially announced.

Atdhe Nuhiu signs new Owls deal Atdhe Nuhiu has signed a new deal to commit his future to Sheffield Wednesday. The popular striker who finished the 2017/18 season in outstanding form has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract.

Aston Villa and Fulham join Sheffield Wednesday in race for Sunderland ace George Honeyman FULHAM and Aston Villa have joined Sheffield Wednesday in the race to sign Sunderland star George Honeyman. The Black Cats midfielder, 23, impressed this season despite his boyhood club suffering relegation from the Championship. And Fulham, Villa and Wednesday are just three of a host of Championship clubs eyeing up a cut-price move for Honeyman.

Sheffield Wednesday's Joost van Aken spotted at Heerenveen fixture - in which one ex-Owl made a significant contribution Van Aken left the Dutch side to sign for Sheffield Wednesday last summer. Sheffield Wednesday's Joost van Aken paid a visit to former club Heerenveen, who were playing FC Utrecht on Wednesday night - and saw one ex-Owl make a significant contribution.

In-form Atdhe signs new deal Striker to stay at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that striker Atdhe Nuhiu has signed a new contract with the club having agreed terms on a new deal. The Kosovo international, who has been with the Owls since 2013, was set to be out-of-contract this summer but has put pen to paper on a new 2-year deal at Hillsborough.

Peterborough forward Jack Marriot interests Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest have shown an interest in signing Peterborough forward Jack Marriott, according to Sky sources. The 23-year-old enjoyed a sensational debut season with the League One side after joining from Luton last summer, scoring 33 times in all competitions.

Sheffield Wednesday: Daniel Pudil makes bold claim about Owls' squad Daniel Pudil is convinced the Owls have assembled "one of the strongest squads" in the Championship, despite the team's below-par season. Although Wednesday recorded six wins from their last 10 outings, Jos Luhukay's men were forced to settle for a mid-table finish.

Sheffield Wednesday: Test your knowledge of the season just gone in our Owls quiz Despite a strong end to the season, overall it was a disappointing campaign for Sheffield Wednesday, four wins from the first 14 matches putting a dent in the pre-season promotion hopes. The first defeat at Hillsborough to Sheffield United since 2006 was an early low point, as was the inability to find the back of the net regularly.

Sheffield Wednesday: Why Frederico Venancio thinks the Owls have a 'very good chance' of claiming promotion to the Premier League next season His future remains shrouded in uncertainty. But Frederico Venancio is sure about one thing. With or without him, the defender is confident Wednesday are capable of winning promotion to the Premier League next season.

Team of the Week - Which Yorkshire-based stars get the nod in our starting XI? THE CRICKET whites may be close to hand, but there is still time for our final YP Team of the Week for the 2017-18 campaign - and it is fair to say that we have been spoiled with contenders.

What odds can you get on Sheffield Wednesday winning promotion in the 2018/19 season? It was expected that this campaign, which has just ended with the Owls in 15th would reap another promotion push after two successive play-off finishes under Carlos Carvalhal.

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls vow to ease injured Kieran Lee back into the first-team fold Jos Luhukay has warned Owls supporters that it may take Kieran Lee time to get back to his best following a lengthy injury lay-off. The midfielder, who featured prominently in the Wednesday side who reached back-to-back play-offs under former boss Carlos Carvalhal, is currently recovering from hip surgery.

Respect to the fans Owls boss Jos Luhukay has paid tribute to the fans for their contribution since his arrival at Hillsborough. The Dutchman took charge of his first game back in January – a Steel City derby no less – and has seen plenty to be encouraged by since.

25-year-old eyeing long-term Sheffield Wednesday opportunity Frederico Venancio is keen to return to Sheffield Wednesday next season following a season-long loan at Hillsborough. The defender is set to return to Vitoria de Setubal over the course of the summer, but both the player and Jos Luhukay - Wednesday's manager - are keen for a permanent deal to be done.

COMMENT: Why Jos Luhukay has proven he deserves a real chance with Sheffield Wednesday It was never going to be the easiest of jobs. When Jos Luhukay took over the reins as Sheffield Wednesday's new manager in January he inherited a squad that was low on confidence, spirit and one that was plagued by injuries. Some people knew that Luhukay was going to need time to get the ball rolling, others expected success instantly.

Luhukay pays tribute to Owls fans for sticking behind the team Jos Luhukay, the Sheffield Wednesday manager, has paid tribute to the Wednesday fans for their backing across the last five months. Luhukay, who guided Wednesday to three victories from their last four matches of the season, made the admission following Sunday's 5-1 demolition of Norwich City at Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday: Frederico Venancio hopes for a swift resolution on his future Centre-half Frederico Venancio wants his future sorted out sooner rather than later. The 25-year-old is due to return to Primeira Liga side Vitoria de Setubal following the expiry of his season long-loan deal at Wednesday. Although Venancio has two years left to run on his Vitoria contract, the Portuguese defender is eager to rejoin the Owls.

Crowdfund appeal continues It is now just over six weeks since a crowdfunding appeal was launched to raise cash to provide a gravestone for legendary Owls ‘superfan’ Tom Wharton, who is buried in an unmarked grave in Wardsend Cemetery just a stone’s throw from Hillsborough.

Watch Sheffield Wednesday's best goals this season and pick your favourite Now that the season is over we can reflect on every game and pick out Sheffield Wednesday's best goals of the campaign.

Ex-Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday defender Gray slams both clubs Former Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday defender Micky Gray picks the two clubs out as the Championship's biggest underachievers this season. Micky Gray thinks that both Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday are contenders for being the clubs who have underachieved the most in the Championship this season.

Clean sweep for Reach Owls midfielder Adam Reach left Hillsborough on Sunday with a host of awards to add to his growing collection this campaign.

Owls duo bid farewell Sunday brought an end to the Sheffield Wednesday careers of Glenn Loovens and Ross Wallace. The popular duo are set to depart in the summer following the expiration of their contracts. For captain Loovens, there was one final outing against Norwich – his 150th for the club.

Owls in the Park on 1 July Sheffield Wednesday can confirm that Owls in the Park 2018 in association with Hallam FM will return to its regular summer slot this time round, taking place on Sunday 1 July. Last year’s event switched to September to coincide with our 150th anniversary celebrations and now moves back to July.

Fantastic few weeks Ash Baker says he couldn’t have wished for a better few weeks in his career at Hillsborough. The Welshman has bided his time since his arrival at the club in January 2017 and made his full professional debut in the 5-1 victory over Norwich on Sunday.

Sheffield Wednesday: What Jos Luhukay thought of Ash Baker's Owls debut He had to wait patiently for an opportunity to showcase his talent. But Ash Baker made a promising start to his Owls career in Sunday's 5-1 thumping of Norwich City. The Welshman, who moved to Hillsborough from Cardiff City in January 2017, looked unfazed on the big stage, making a number of key defensive blocks.

Sheffield Wednesday's Sam Hutchinson visits doctor who treated Mikel Arteta and Gary Hooper in Barcelona This past season has been Hutchinson's worst for absence at Sheffield Wednesday. Sheffield Wednesday's Sam Hutchinson has travelled to Barcelona to continue his rehabilitation from an ankle injury. Hutchinson suffered the problem during March's 4-1 win against Preston North End and was ruled out of Wednesday's remaining fixtures shortly after.

Sheffield Wednesday: Where Owls star Sam Hutchinson is undergoing his injury rehab Fans favourite Sam Hutchinson has followed in the footsteps of Owls team-mate Fernando Forestieri by travelling to Spain to continue his rehabilitation from an ankle injury.

Potential Sheffield Wednesday 2018/19 first-team XI with three new signings Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with several players ahead of the opening of the summer transfer window. Sheffield Wednesday signed off their 2017/18 campaign with a resounding 5-1 win over Norwich City at Hillsborough - a result which bodes well going in to the summer.

Loovens urges Owls to repay chairman Dejphon Chansiri Outgoing Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens hopes that chairman Dejphon Chansiri's hard work will one day pay off as the club strives to achieve its ambition of gaining promotion to the Premier League.

OPINION: Why I take great pleasure in seeing Atdhe Nuhiu prove his doubters wrong It's quite surprising just how fast things can change in football. Little over six months ago, striker Atdhe Nuhiu's Sheffield Wednesday career seemingly looked to be coming to an end. He was on the fringe of the first-team, struggling for game-time and had just one goal in over a year to his name.

Why Jos Luhukay believes Atdhe Nuhiu is responding to his coaching methods Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay believes Atdhe Nuhiu's upturn in form is down to him being given a fresh opportunity to prove his worth since his arrival in January.

Sheffield Wednesday: No hard feelings for released Ross Wallace Midfielder Ross Wallace says he has harbours no-ill feeling towards Jos Luhukay following his Sheffield Wednesday exit. Owls boss Luhukay elected not to renew Wallace's contract and the 32-year-old will leave the Championship club when his present deal runs out this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday will be back strong next season says departing Wallace Departing winger Ross Wallace is confident the Owls are well-equipped to mount a serious Championship promotion push next season. Wednesday finished the 2017/18 campaign in 15th position after recording an impressive six wins from their last nine matches.

Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Adam Reach display against Norwich Sheffield Wednesday won against Norwich City at the Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship at the weekend. Sheffield Wednesday fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of Adam Reach against Norwich City at the weekend.

Glenn Loovens offers his opinion on next season for Sheffield Wednesday and it may not involve a promotion challenge Glenn Loovens waved goodbye to Hillsborough on Sunday for the final time as the 34 year-old leaves the Owls after four-and-a-half years of incredible service on and off the pitch.

WATCH: Atdhe Nuhiu's perfect hat-trick and an all-round superb Owls showing - Match highlights from Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Norwich City They saved the best for last. After a troublesome and disappointing campaign, Wednesday ensured they would end their 150th anniversary season with a superb 5-1 demolition of Norwich City at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon.

Sheffield Wednesday defender wants to finish his career at Hillsborough We didn't deserve much but we finished the season with confidence and let's look forward."

Frederico Venancio says he's fallen in love with Sheffield Wednesday and wants permanent Hillsborough transfer The Portuguese defender scored his first Sheffield Wednesday goal on Sunday and hopes it won't be his last. Frederico Venancio has confessed his love for Sheffield Wednesday after his loan spell ended on Sunday.

Loovens has no intentions of calling it a day on his playing days just yet Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens says he has no intentions of hanging his boots up just yet following his final appearance for the Owls on Sunday afternoon against Norwich City. The Dutchman, who was allowed to captain the Owls for one final time, will depart the club when his contract expires this summer.

Rate the City players’ performances during their 5-1 defeat at Wednesday City's player-of-the-season winner then emerged on crutches at full-time to thanks the travelling supporters for their efforts, leaving his expected big-money summer sale in the balance.

Bank Holiday opening hours The Owls Megastore and Ticket Office will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 7 May. The main offices at Hillsborough will also be closed. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 8 May.

Treble from the team Owls striker Atdhe Nuhiu gave credit to his team mates for helping him score a hat-trick in Wednesday’s final day 5-1 victory over Norwich at Hillsborough.

Loovens thanks Owls fans following fitting send off Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens has said 'thank you' to Wednesday's fans following his final appearance for the club on Sunday afternoon. The defender, who will leave the club when his contract expires this summer, made his 150th appearance for the club as the Owls ended the season in style, hammering Norwich City 5-1 at Hillsborough.

VIDEO: What did Jos Luhukay have to say about outgoing Owls duo Glenn Loovens and Ross Wallace? Jos Luhukay, the Sheffield Wednesday manager, paid tribute to outgoing Wednesday pair Glenn Loovens and Ross Wallace following his side's final day 5-1 hammering of Norwich City at Hillsborough yesterday afternoon.

MATCH VERDICT: Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Norwich City - Five-star Owls sign off in style Sheffield Wednesday's 150th anniversary season did not quite plan out how anybody had hoped. But the Owls can safely say that they pulled the curtain down on it with a bang. Wednesday ensured that they would end the season on a four-match unbeaten run as they brushed Norwich City aside at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon, winning 5-1.

Michael Bailey: A can of worms, transition missions and the sense of entitlement – the final six things learned of the season Everyone from fans, players, coaches and board members have said it - us too - and in turn, it's been useful in explaining an erratic campaign. And you know what, it's true.

Owls end season in style Sheffield Wednesday brought the curtain down on a frustrating season in style on Sunday, beating Norwich City 5-1 at Hillsborough. Atdhe Nuhiu opened the scoring with a fine back post header after a sweeping move involving Joao, Forestieri and Reach.

The Big Interview: Former Sheffield Wednesday skipper Richard Wood recalls celebrating Owls fans blocking the road and a sad parting of the ways He was a callow teenager starting out in Sheffield Wednesday's reserves when the elbow of a former international smashed into his face. Sixteen-year-old Richard Wood stretched at the back post at home to Aston Villa to head the ball clear. A moment later, Steve Stone left his calling card.

What the future holds for Glenn Loovens after Sheffield Wednesday exit The Owls skipper made his 150th appearance in the 5-1 hammering of Norwich City before coming off for the final time, minutes before the break and to rapturous applause from the Wednesday faithful.

Hat-trick hero Atdhe Nuhiu keen to seal new Sheffield Wednesday deal Atdhe Nuhiu'S hat-trick brought the curtains down on Sheffield Wednesday's season in a five-goal demolition of Norwich City. Captain Glenn Loovens, 34, was handed a rare start on his final appearance for the Owls, and took a standing ovation when he was substituted five minutes before half-time.

'Put this season behind us' - Dejphon Chansiri addresses Sheffield Wednesday fans as curtain comes down on campaign In a statement published on the Owls' official website, Chansiri recognised that this season had not reached the expectations of supporters, with the team finishing in 15th place having harboured hopes of promotion after two consecutive play-off campaigns.

Atdhe Nuhiu explains Sheffield Wednesday contract situation Cult hero Atdhe Nuhiu claims his contract talks with the Owls are "going in the right direction". The big striker netted a superb hat-trick as Wednesday thrashed Norwich City 5-1 on the final day of the Championship season.

Dejphon Chansiri club statement I would like to begin by saying a big thank you to all our fans for another year of amazing support and dedication. The season did not go the way that we planned, reasons for which have been well documented, but we must now look forward in a positive way in the short and long term.

Owls chairman releases end-of-season statement Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri has tonight released a statement following the conclusion of the Owls' 2017/18 season. The Owls capped off their 150th anniversary season in style this afternoon with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Norwich City at Hillsborough.

Yet another sign Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday target Jack Marriott will be sold? Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with Jack Marriott of Peterborough United in the summer transfer window. Jack Marriott has been linked with Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, and it will not come as a surprise if striker leaves Peterborough United in the summer transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday: In-form Nuhiu questions old Owls boss Carvalhal Atdhe Nuhiu says he is still unsure why former boss Carlos Carvalhal refused to give him more game-time. Carvalhal, who left Wednesday on Christmas Eve, largely used Nuhiu as an impact substitute in the final 18 months of his Hillsborough reign.

Canaries have nowhere to hide admits defender after shambolic display This time another thrashing by the same score left City with a sorry end to their 2017-18 campaign, when some positives to take through the summer were much more in demand. "That was not only painful, it was embarrassing I think," said captain for the day, Klose.

Hat-trick and hope as Owls finish with a flourish: Sheffield Wednesday 5 Norwich City 1 They saved the best for last. Wednesday ended a forgettable campaign on a high, thumping a lack-lustre Norwich City side in a carnival atmosphere at S6. Atdhe Nuhiu stole the show in the Owls' biggest victory of the season.

'I will follow this club 'til the day I die' - Glenn Loovens bids emotional farewell to Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday have lost a player and gained a fan, as skipper Glenn Loovens waved an emotional goodbye to Hillsborough. The Owls defender will leave the club when his current contract runs out and he made his 150th and final appearance as Wednesday hammered Norwich City 5-1 as the curtain came down on the season.

WATCH: Owls players form guard of honour for departing duo Loovens and Wallace After having witnessed Wednesday sign off the season in style with a resounding 5-1 win over Norwich City at Hillsborough this afternoon, the fans that stayed behind to appreciate their side's efforts were left to say goodbye.

WATCH: Sheffield Wednesday fans, players and staff pay tribute to departing Glenn Loovens and Ross Wallace Sheffield Wednesday didn't just mark the end of the season in their Championship win over Norwich City - they marked the end of an era. Two of the club's more popular players in recent times both waved goodbye to the Owls and were given a terrific send off by their team mates, staff and the fans.

What Jos Luhukay made of Sheffield Wednesday's hammering of Norwich City It was a fine way to end a season that had for the most part been disappointing. And Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay was delighted to see his team sign off on this campaign with an impressive 5-1 drubbing of Norwich City at Hillsborough. Atdhe Nuhiu put the Owls in front and Fernando Forestieri doubled the lead before the break.

TWITTER REACTS: Owls fans delighted as Wednesday cap off the season with a bang Sheffield Wednesday's 150th anniversary season will not be looked back on with a great deal of fondness. But at least the Owls can say they finished it off in style. Wednesday ensured they would end the season with a four-match unbeaten run after they ran riot against Norwich City at Hillsborough this lunchtime, winning 5-1.

Luhukay praises five-star Owls after they batter Norwich in season finale Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay has heaped praise on his team after they capped off the season with a superb 5-1 hammering of Norwich City at Hillsborough this lunchtime.

WATCH: Post-match reaction from Jos Luhukay Watch the post-match reaction from manager Jos Luhukay following the Owls' 5-1 victory over Norwich on the final day.

Match gallery: Owls v Norwich A selection of action images from the Owls' 5-1 victory over Norwich on the final day of the season at Hillsborough.

Report: Wednesday 5-1 Norwich Wednesday completed the 2017/18 campaign in emphatic fashion, beating Norwich 5-1 at Hillsborough. A hat-trick from Atdhe Nuhiu together with strikes by Fernando Forestieri and Frederico Venancio – his first for the club on his final appearance – ensured the season would end in smiles for the Owls.

Owls finish with a flourish Jos Luhukay poured the praise on his players following the emphatic 5-1 victory over Norwich as the Owls signed off the season in style. The Canaries were overwhelmed at Hillsborough as an Atdhe Nuhiu hat-trick and goals from Fernando Forestieri and Frederico Venancio did the damage.

Watch Michael Bailey’s video verdict as City fold on final day Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them - especially with their cameras - say hello. - For the latest Norwich City news and opinion follow Michael Bailey on the following channels… Michael Bailey on Twitter @michaeljbailey.

Maddison left on crutches as Canaries are thrashed 5-1 on nightmare final day at Sheffield Wednesday The Canaries' player-of-the-season winner had treatment on his left leg before being replaced by Ivo Pinto, in what could prove to be his final appearance with big clubs circling for a summer move, following 15 goals and 11 assists this season.

Paddy’s Pointers: Five observations from Norwich City’s 5-1 Championship hammering at Sheffield Wednesday Farke may feel he has muscle in central defensive areas to deal with the Champonship's less complicated strikers, but there is enough compelling evidence to suggest big questions remain. Powder puff - The statistics do not lie. Klose's scant consolation was Norwich's 24th goal away from home in the Championship this season.

Sheffield Wednesday match report: Owls 5 Norwich City 1 Atdhe Nuhiu grabbed a memorable hat-trick as Sheffield Wednesday signed off a disappointing campaign with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Norwich City at HIllsborough today. The Kosovo international, whose contract expires this summer, was the star of the show as Jos Luhukay's men brushed aside the mid-table Canaries.

MATCH REPORT: Sheffield Wednesday V Norwich City Sheffield Wednesday signed off the 2017/18 campaign with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Norwich City at Hillsborough this afternoon.

Wednesday v Norwich team news The Owls take on Norwich at Hillsborough as the curtain comes down on the 2017/18 campaign. Jos Luhukay’s side will be out to extend their excellent recent run and finish with a flourish in front of around 28,000 fans in S6.

Sheffield Wednesday 5 Norwich City 1: Nuhiu nets Owls hat-trick Nuhiu - out of contract in the summer, but mulling over a new deal - has been a key player under Jos Luhukay, and Wednesday are keen to secure his services for next season. It was the 28-year-old's 12th goal of the season - all but one of those coming since Luhukay arrived in January.

Three changes for Canaries as Hernandez returns to starting XI at Sheffield Wednesday Mario Vrancic is ruled out. Alex Tettey is also not part of the travelling squad after having a knee injection. Tettey signed a new two year deal during the week keeping him at the club until 2020. Grant Hanley is a major doubt after taking a whack in training on Thursday that forced him to sit out yesterday's session.

TEAM NEWS: Sheffield Wednesday V Norwich City Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to end the 2017/18 season with a win when they face Norwich City at Hillsborough this lunchtime. Following last weekend's goalless draw with champions Wolves at Molineux, Owls boss Jos Luhukay has made a total of two changes to his starting line-up.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City - As it happens Sadly there's nothing but pride to play for as Sheffield Wednesday bring the curtain down on their season by hosting Norwich City at a very sunny Hillsborough this afternoon.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City – Canaries aim to sign-off on a high Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday held champions Wolverhampton Wanderers to a goalless draw at Molineux last time out. The Owls are 16th in the table, and unbeaten in three games. - For more exclusive Norwich City content, follow The PinkUn on Facebook.

Opposition view: Luhukay has restored hope at Wednesday after injuries ruined season Given the nightmare he inherited with injuries, he has done pretty well and seems to have a plan for next season. He has given debuts to several youngsters too, something Carlos never did. Five wins in the last eight games, how much has that had to do with Fernando Forestieri's return to fitness?

The Managers: Trevor Francis Premier League Clubs Managed: Sheffield Wednesday. The name of Trevor Francis will always go down in British football folklore. He became Britain's first-ever £1 million footballer when he signed for Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest in the 1970s and won the European Cup in 1979 when his header beat Swedish outfit Malmo in the final.

What hoodoo will Sheffield Wednesday being aiming to halt against Norwich City on Sunday? Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to bring an abrupt ending to an unwanted five-year hoodoo when they face Norwich City in their final Championship match of the season tomorrow.

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls remain in limbo over out of contract duo George Hirst and Sean Clare Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay remains uncertain whether academy duo Sean Clare and George Hirst will remain at the Championship club after this season. Midfielder Clare, 21, and striker Hirst, 19, are out of contract this summer. The pair were offered fresh terms months ago but Clare and Hirst have yet to sign.

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls Player of the Year looks to the future Monday, June 25 is when Wednesday's players are due to report back for pre-season training. It will be the Owls' first under manager Jos Luhukay, who succeeded Carlos Carvalhal at the helm last January. Adam Reach, voted Wednesday's Player of the Year yesterday, told The Star: "I don't know what to expect at the moment.

"I'm over the moon," says Owls youngster West after penning pro deal Sheffield Wednesday youngster Joe West has expressed his delight at signing his first professional contract with the Hillsborough outfit.

Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich: Goalkeeping dilemma ahead for Owls Cameron Dawson believes a goalkeeper will leave Sheffield Wednesday this summer. Academy graduate Dawson, 22, has been handed the gloves for the final three games of the Championship campaign for manager Jos Luhukay to assess his options.

Can Owls & Canaries put on a show with nothing to play for? Wednesday Vs Norwich: Team news and preview. Sheffield Wednesday take on Norwich City on the final day of the Championship season with little more than pride to play for in what both teams would class as a disappointing season overall.

Sheffield Wednesday: Popular duo set for Owls farewell as Jos Luhukay looks to rebuild It promises to be a summer of change at Hillsborough. Jos Luhukay, in the short time he has been first-team manager, has helped bring through the next generation of talent. But the Dutchman has indicated he plans on further reducing the average age of Wednesday's squad when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday: Why Cameron Dawson believes there will be an Owls goalkeeper reshuffle at the end of the season Cameron Dawson expects there to be some movement in Wednesday's goalkeeping department over the summer. When everyone is fit and available for selection, the Owls' goalkeeping stable consists of Dawson, Joe Wildsmith and Keiren Westwood.

Sheffield Wednesday should rival Derby for Hearts ace John Souttar; would solve big problem Hearts' John Souttar would be an ideal signing for Sheffield Wednesday. According to a recent report in the Scottish Sun, Derby County are looking at Hearts defender John Souttar as they seek to bolster their defensive ranks this summer.

Bank Holiday weekend at Hillsborough! The Owls welcome Norwich to Hillsborough on Sunday as the curtain comes down on the 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Championship game between Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City.

Sheffield Wednesday: Norwich City chief Daniel Farke is surprised by Owls' troubles Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has expressed his surprise at Sheffield Wednesday's struggles this season. The Owls, who have made it through to the play-offs in each of the last two campaigns, head into their Championship finale against the Canaries lying in 16th position.

MATCH PREVIEW: Sheffield Wednesday V Norwich City Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to sign off the 2017/18 Championship season with a victory when they face Norwich City at Hillsborough on Sunday lunchtime.

Joe West signs pro Owls contract Young Wednesday full back Joe West has signed his first professional contract with the Owls. The left sided defender, who has been with the Wednesday youth set-up for three years, has committed to the Owls until the summer of 2019. Speaking exclusively to swfc.co.

Grant Hanley suffers injury blow for Norwich City ahead of Sheffield Wednesday finale Mario Vrancic is definitely ruled out and Alex Tettey has had an injection in his knee that will rule him out of the season finale. Tettey signed a new two year deal to stay at Carrow Road earlier in the week but Farke wants him fit and firing for pre-season.

Sheffield Wednesday: Young Owls duo in contention to face Norwich City Young duo Connor Kirby and Ash Baker are in the frame to start Wednesday's final Championship fixture of the season against Norwich City this weekend. Midfielder Kirby and defender Baker have been included in a number of matchday squads in recent weeks by Owls boss Jos Luhukay.

Done Deal: Sheffield Wednesday confirm deal for versatile defender Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed on their official website that young defender Ciaran Brennan has signed his first ever professional contract with the club. Brennan has put pen-to-paper on a professional deal at Sheffield Wednesday, although the length is not specified.

1867 Lounge open for Owls Foundation members The 1867 Lounge will be open for Owls Foundation members from 10.00am this Sunday as Wednesday end their 2017/18 Championship campaign. The Owls face Norwich at Hillsborough for this season’s finale, and Foundation members can enjoy hot food and refreshments in the lounge before the game.

New home for TV highlights of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday matches next season The EFL has a new home for highlights of Sky Bet Championship, League One, League Two, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy for next season. Find out everything you need to know about the change below:. Where can I watch highlights of my team?

Sheffield Wednesday: Adam Reach voted Owls Player of the Year Adam Reach has been voted Sheffield Wednesday's Player of the Year. The 25-year-old bagged the award, beating off competition from Atdhe Nuhiu and Joe Wildsmith. Thousands of Wednesdayites cast their vote and Reach topped the poll with 55 per cent, with Nuhiu coming second with 30 per cent and Wildsmith finishing third on seven per cent.

Reach bags Owls Player of the Year award Adam Reach has been voted as the 2017/18 swfc.co.uk Player of the Year. Owls fans have voted in their thousands for the main end of season award and the 25-year-old has topped the poll with an impressive 55%.

YP Power Rankings - Middlesbrough depose Owls as Barnsley soar up the table THERE ARE new leaders and - following a huge weekend win - a momentous leap for relegation-threatened Barnsley.

COLUMN: Why Jos Luhukay should give Glenn Loovens one final Sheffield Wednesday appearance Sunday promises to be an emotional occasion for Glenn Loovens. Sheffield Wednesday's final day of the season clash with Norwich City at Hillsborough on Sunday lunchtime will present Loovens with the final chance to pull on an Owls shirt.

Owls boss aiming to end the season on a positive note Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay says he and his players will be aiming to finish the season on a high ahead of Sunday's final day clash with Norwich City at Hillsborough.

Jos Luhukay will be 'creative' with Sheffield Wednesday's summer recruitment MANAGER Jos Luhukay faces a summer challenge to reduce the average age of Sheffield Wednesday's squad. Set against the backdrop of Financial Fair Play rules, the Owls boss is looking to recruit several players in the 18-22 age bracket - while sticking to a tight budget - when the transfer window re-opens.

Sheffield Wednesday: Jos Luhukay opens up on his plan to revamp Owls squad Jos Luhukay has promised to lower the average age of his Wednesday squad over the coming months. Manager Luhukay, whose team host Norwich City on the final day of the Championship season this Sunday, has already begun his summer clear-out.

Sheffield Wednesday: What Owls star Adam Reach thinks is his best position He is a first-team regular and arguably the most versatile player in the Championship. But Adam Reach is in no doubt what role would particularly suit him in Wednesday's side.

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls in no hurry to name new club captain Wednesday will take their time over appointing a new club captain. Tom Lees, Barry Bannan and Adam Reach are potential contenders to succeed Glenn Loovens, who is leaving the Championship club this summer. With Loovens out-of-favour, Lees has worn the captain's armband in recent months.

Promising youngster Jack Lee could break through for Sheffield Wednesday next season Sheffield Wednesday are light in defence and may fall on their academy for gaps to fill. As confirmed by the club's official website, Sheffield Wednesday have offered contract extensions to academy standouts Warren Clark and Jack Lee with the latter committing his future until 2020.

2018/19 Seasonal Hospitality launched The Owls are pleased to launch Seasonal Hospitality options for the 2018/19 campaign. Supporters have the opportunity to experience the first class pre-match hospitality on offer here at Hillsborough before taking their seats from the comfort of our padded executive seating.

Ciaran Brennan signs pro Owls deal Owls academy youngster Ciaran Brennan has signed his first professional contract with the club. Brennan, who turns 18 on Saturday, has shown excellent progression through the age groups at the academy.

Dom Howson's Sheffield Wednesday column: How Daniel Pudil rescued his Owls career Daniel Pudil's new Owls deal underlines how fast fortunes in football can change. Pre-Christmas, the Czech Republic international was in and out of the Wednesday team due to injuries and a loss of form. His long-term future at Hillsborough looked in serious doubt.

Sheffield Wednesday fans column: Why forward-thinking Owls must sign two new defenders Sheffield Wednesday mean business by announcing their retained list before the season has even finished. Big fan of planning early. Glenn Loovens has struggled to get into the side for a while through injury.

Fulham bookies' favourites to sign Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri; he would be perfect acquisition Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri would be perfect for Fulham. According to the transfer specials at bookmaker Bet Victor, Fulham are favourites to sign Sheffield Wednesday favourite Fernando Forestieri this summer with odds of 4/1.