Date: 6th February 2020 at 3:45pm
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Sam Hutchinson may have an uncertain future at Sheffield Wednesday. The 30-year-old was axed from the first-team after Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers (January 18), causing him to miss their 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic (January 28) and 0-0 draw with Millwall (February 1).

Hutchinson played 45 minutes in Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Queens Park Rangers (January 24), but he may not feature in the Championship again. And with the midfielder’s contract being up in July, his time at Hillsborough may be coming to an end.

This season, Hutchinson has made 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating three goals. He featured regularly when Wednesday lost four times in as many weeks and was axed after Garry Monk told BBC Sport that “there’s some players who shouldn’t be here.”

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with Barnsley, Monk revealed in a pre-match press conference that some players are in a better position than others to be given minutes. If Hutchinson is left out of the squad for a third consecutive league game, it’s clear he’s no longer wanted.

There’s been no suggestion of an injury, and after Joel Pelupessy & Barry Bannan stopped the rot on Saturday, Monk could stick with the pair.

How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Barnsley?

Draw

Draw

Win

Win

Lose

Lose

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article