Date: 24th July 2009 at 10:47am
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Wednesday will wait on offering new deals to youngsters Richard Wood and Tommy Spurr, but Brian Laws insists they’re both vital to the club’s future.

It was hoped that both players would put pen-to-paper on new deals in the famous blue and white stripes before the start of the new Championship season.

But Laws admits talks over new deals won’t take place until later in the calendar year, further adding fire to speculation linking the pair with a move away from the club, especially Richard Wood.

Wood, stripped of the captaincy during the pre-season, had already made public his desire for a move away from the club last season, with Coventry City showing plenty of interest.

And Vital Wednesday believes the Wakefield-born defender is unhappy with the salary offered to him by the club on his new contract.

But Laws insists the duo are both part of the club’s long-term future.

Laws told the official SWFC website: ‘Tommy and Richard are core to my plans for developing this team and everyone is happy to leave this until later this year, at which point we hope to have seen a conclusion regarding the club’s investment process.’