Joey Pelupessy could be on his way out of Sheffield Wednesday this summer as his contract is up in July and talks haven’t been held over an extension.
The 26-year-old joined Wednesday from Heracles Almelo in January 2018 and has gone on to male 68 appearances in all competitions. Pelupessy has started only seven Championship games this season, however, and hasn’t always impressed when called upon.
He was singled out by supporters for a poor performance in the Owls’ 3-0 defeat to Reading (February 15), so it’s hard to see a new deal coming his way. But despite his inconsistent, Pelupessy is still hopeful of extending his stay at Hillsborough.
He told Alex Miller of the Sheffield Star: “In every interview I’ve said I am really happy here, it’s an amazing club. I know it now, two years ago when I came here I was looking thinking ‘what is going on here?’
“The fans are amazing. I’d really like to stay in England, 100 per cent. I haven’t spoken with the club yet. Maybe my agent, I should say, but personally with my agent, I don’t want to hear this (about contract negotiations).
“I only want to hear when something is really clear or when we know what is going to happen. I want to focus on the pitch and that’s the only way to deserve a new contract.”
Pelupessy has featured more regularly of late since Sam Hutchinson was exiled from the first-team, but it remains to be seen if he’ll keep his place when Massimo Luongo returns. Competition from Barry Bannan and Kieran Lee will keep the Dutchman on his toes too, so he can’t afford any more poor performances.
Wednesday next face Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Saturday. It remains to be seen if Pelupessy will get the nod in midfield after his showing against Reading.