Sheffield Wednesday have unveiled their retained list following the completion of the Championship season, which saw them lose the Play-Off Final to Hull City at Wembley. The main news surrounds who is staying, as opposed to who is leaving Hillsborough.

Three first-team players have been offered new contracts by manager Carlos Carvalhal. Six players will be moving on, but all of those are from the development squad setup.

Goalkeeper Lewis Price is the first of those to be offered a new deal by Carvalhal. He started six games last season, four coming in the league. The experienced shot-stopper is the third-choice keeper at the club behind Keiran Westwood and Joe Wildsmith.

Midfielder Jose Semedo is another to be offered fresh terms. He mainly found himself on the fringes of the team last season, only making seven league starts overall. The 31-year-old has been with the club since joining in 2011. This year was by far the least amount of game-time that he has enjoyed since that time.

Finally, Canadian-born striker Caolan Lavery has been offered an extension. He spent time out on loan at Portsmouth last season and at Chesterfield the previous season. He didn’t make a single first-team appearance for the Owls last season and will be hoping to make more impact this season, if he accepts the contract offer.

Development squad players Ryan Croasdale, Brad Beatson, Ryan Meadows, Will De Havilland, Courtney Wildin and Luke Booker will leave the club.


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