Date: 1st April 2007 at 9:43pm
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We asked Vital Sheffield Wednesday users whether captain marvel Lee Bullen should be offered a new deal at the end of the season when his current one expires – and the results are in!

The majority of users, 62 per cent to be exact, voted for the Scottish jack-of-all-trades to remain at Hillsborough at the end of the current campaign and called for Owls boss Brian Laws to offer the Owls captain a new deal at S6.

Bullen has been a cult hero since his arrival at S6 from Dunfermline, leading Wednesday to promotion in his first season with the club before going on to play in all eleven positions last season – including keeping a clean sheet in goal in the vital 1-0 win over Millwall.

And although the 36-year-old isn’t getting any younger, he’s still been a key figure in the Owls’ first eleven and has been used as partner for Richard Wood in the centre of the Owls defence ahead of Graham Coughlan and youngster Tommy Spurr.

Bullen has already expressed his desire to stay at the club but Owls boss Brian Laws is yet to discuss potential new contracts until the end of the season – leaving players wondering whether they will be wearing the famous blue and white next season.

And 38 per cent of Vital Sheffield Wednesday users felt that, for one reason or another, Bully shouldn’t be offered a new deal next season.

Wednesday have certainly been lacking pace at the back following the sale of Madjid Bougherra to Charlton Athletic at the turn of the year, and the Scot is certainly not one of the more pacey players in the squad.

And the Owls have kept just one clean sheet in the whole of 2007 this far – leading to fans calling for a centre-back as a key position to strengthen in the summer.

Youngster Richard Wood has already impressed Laws since returning from injury, and the Owls boss has revealed he will be looking to build a team around the Wakefield-born centre-back – throwing Bullen’s future at the club in to doubt.

Whatever happens to Bully in the pre-season, he will always be remembered as a hero of the time for Wednesday, and the man who led the club on the pitch as Wednesday regained their Championship status in 2005.

Only time will tell…

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