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Lucas Quits Owls

Owls goalkeeper David Lucas has turned down the club's latest offer of a six-month contract and will leave the club for pastures new.

The former Preston North End stopper was offered a six-month contract to prove his fitness after suffering a knee injury which will see him sidelined until December.

But Lucas has today informed Owls boss Paul Sturrock that he has played his last game in a Wednesday shirt. He will continue to train with the Owls to recover from his knee injury but will be playing his football elsewhere when fully recovered.

Lucas told the Sheffield Star: 'I just feel that by the time I do get fit, Wednesday are going to have brought in Scott or somebody else, and I won't be playing. This gives me more freedom to give myself the best options and most opportunities. I'm looking forward with optimism, and looking forward to playing again.'

Lucas enjoyed achieving promotion with the Owls from League One, and said he will always remember his time at Hillsborough for all the right reasons.

He continued: 'It's said. When I made the decision, I was a bit upset about it, because I've really enjoyed my time at Wednesday but now I'm looking for a new opportunity somewhere else.'

Lucas, who moved to Hillsborough from Lancashire two years ago for a fee of 100,000, will continue to work on his rehibilitation at Middlewood Road and revealed the club will be helping him find a new club.

'The club have an obligation to look after me; I have a good relationship with the manager and the physios and, given a programme, am experienced enough to do most of it on my own.' he continued.

Lucas was twice loaned out to the Owls from Preston but made the move permanent in the summer of 2004 for a fee of 100,000. He made 52 league appearances for the club, and we wish him all the best for the future.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 26 2006

Time: 9:02PM

Your Comments

Now we have to get cracking... it could leave us with a big problem. But if the guy has a history of not being fit, it's a good move by the club.
Auckland Owl
If he didn't want to take a reduced contract while he was INJURED, and didn't like the prospect of battling for his position, then it's no great loss in my opinion. On the other hand you could say he spard the club a few bob by telling it as it is. I wonder if he knows something about Carson that we don't? :)
nickswfc
Thanks for that promotion season, wish you well.
robc
Will have many fond memories of him totally now destroyed with his recent words. Very selfish act towards a Club and fans who've worshipped the ground he's occasionally walked upon since arriving. Carson is a must, and more than likely a dream that won't be realised. I feel like we've lost two good goalkeepers this week!
CompostBin
bet we dont get our 100k back for him, will be luckey to get 10/20K
whites11
" agreed 10k more like"
millers4eva
I say, well done to him for at least being honest. He's saving you six months wages and not putting any burden on the club.
FEn_100
 

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