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Buxton linked with Wednesday exit

Wednesday defender Lewis Buxton has been linked with a move away from Hillsborough this summer after the player was seen to have made a 'tearful' goodbye to Owls fans.

Buxton, whose contract is up with Wednesday in the summer, was seen to make a tearful goodbye to Wednesdayites following the final game of the season against Exeter at the weekend.

The defender seemed to thank Owls fans more than his teammates following the 2-1 loss and seemed to be keen to get on the scoresheet, testing the Exeter stopper a number of teams - hinting that it could have been his last game for the club.

The right-back is thought to have caught the attention of npower Championship clubs thanks to his good performances this season and the fact that he will be a free agent.

Owls boss Gary Megson will now have to decide which players to offer a new deal and which to let go with the former Stoke City man's future at stake.

Buxton's performances in the blue and white stripes this season have been one of the few bright spots of a season-to-forget for the Owls, with most Wednesday fans keen to see him remain at S6 next term.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 9 2011

Time: 1:23PM

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Has been playing a great deal better under Megson... have to admitt he's not the first one I thought would be linked with an exit!! Having said that his second half of the season has generated interest from other clubs which I'm sure isn't the case for players like Potter. Should he stay or should he go??! To be honest not really that bothered... depends more on whether it's best for the club or not!?! Is he on my list of people we have to try and keep... Nope! If he wants to stay and is willing to sign a "leauge 1" level contract extension then ok but if he's not then good luck to him... IMMIT
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09/05/2011 13:40:00

I think Buxton has given us stirling service and has been full of running this season - look at how many long balls he successfully chased and turned into attacks for us - it says it all that he has kept our two left backs out of the team. He was not at fault for Saturdays goals - their first was down to Jones being hopelessly out of position again. He is also first choice over R Johnson and those other two AI bought that don't feature any more. UTO
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09/05/2011 13:54:00

Always liked him, not the best player but he can play any where in the back 4 and gives his all. Good player to have in the squad.
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09/05/2011 14:14:00

If you are leaving Lewis, good luck to you, you've been one of the better servants to swfc. All the very best. I'd love you to get promoted with us though, you deserve a promotion on your CV.
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09/05/2011 15:11:00

should be offered a new deal agree that he has been one of our best players this season and can play anywhere across the back needs to be kept
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09/05/2011 15:38:00

I for one would be sad to see a decent, versatile defender leave the club. Lewis has had a good season and deserves a contract extension. I would put many other players in front of him on the queue out the door at S6.... If he is to leave, good luck to him. WTID UTO
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09/05/2011 15:39:00

Hope this isn't true. He's not the most gifted player but what he lacks in that he makes up for in abundance with determination and graft. Who know's what's going on behind the scenes at present. This will be the first of many stories in the close-season!
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09/05/2011 16:05:00

Didn't think much of him under Irvine but he's been one of only few that can hold his head high, always gives 110% that's what we need a grafter and someone who plays for the club, if you do go lewis hope you go to a good solid club and progress.
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09/05/2011 17:07:00

Puzzled as to why we wouldn't look to keep hold of Buxton. Half of our problem this season is that some of our players haven't put the effort in or been up for the challenge, you cant say that with any real meaning about Buxton.
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09/05/2011 20:06:00

I for one would have him stay and get rid of daniel jones never liked him seems he likes to run with the ball but not have it under control and is found out of position to many times
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09/05/2011 20:09:00

Am I the only person who has my fingers crossed? An honest player who fights and tries his hardest, yes, but is also prone to making ridiculous mistakes and is too inconsistent. Money could be better spent elsewhere, IMO.
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09/05/2011 21:26:00

it`s no good getting rid of any defenders yet as the 2 cb`s we had on loan have now gone back to their clubs
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09/05/2011 22:31:00

Well s5owl are you trying to say that Reynolds, Jones and Morrison are better players than Buxton? Let's face it, we can't get rid of them all in my book!
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09/05/2011 23:31:00

I don't think that Reynolds or Morrison figure in Gary's plans... neither of them have shown anthing that makes them worthy of the blue and white stripe. DJ and Buxton can be compared directly being that they are both players out of position. Buxton a CB and DJ was meant the be LM... whose done the best?? Easily Buxton especially since the arrival of Megson and the reality dawned on him that he was playing for a contract under MM. Should he stay or go as I said in the first post on this thread that's up to the club and the player being he's out of contract the speculation could be just for contract reasons, he may just want the best deal he can get. On the second half of the season performances I would be sorry to see him go especially at the moment echoing what Owlet says about CB cover but we don't know what the master plan is yet and he may be not be required. UTO
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10/05/2011 09:45:00

Just another note on DJ half way through the first half of the season watching him play behind Teale I thought the combination was attack minded and forward thinking... however that was in a crumbling team that couldn't string 4 passes together and the fact DJ was frequently out of position or walking back from offside the defense was always trying to compensate for him... He has to be on the exit list!
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10/05/2011 09:50:00

DJ is rubbish. All he does is run. He can't read the game at all, is always out of position and hardly ever stops the opposition putting crosses into our box. I have always liked Buxton. There are more talented full backs than him but he has a decent amount of skill, reads the game well and isn't scared of a tackle. He's as solid a defender as you can expect from a team playing in League 1. It's not that hard to see why some Championship teams might be looking at him and I don't think defenders of that calibre are easy to go out and get for League 1, even if he is inconsistent sometimes.
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10/05/2011 10:19:00


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