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Owls to offer trio new contracts

Owls to offer trio new contracts

Wednesday have revealed they will offer new contracts to stay at Hillsborough to Lewis Buxton, Jermaine Johnson and James O'Connor.

The club has acted quickly to release their list of players they'd like to retain, and it means Tommy Miller and Richard Hinds will be leaving the club after failing to earn new deals.

The club's desite to keep wing wizard Jermaine Johnson has been no secret, but it will perhaps come as a surprise to see Buxton and O'Connor offered new deals.

Buxton hinted that he could be on his way after giving a tearful farewell to Wednesdayites following the final game of the season against Exeter City at the weekend.

Many also expected O'Connor, and not Miller, to be on his way, but Megson has opted to offer him the chance to stay at Wednesday.

The offers have yet to be issued to the players, and thus yet to be accepted by any of the three as yet.

Owls boss Megson told the official site: 'There are always difficult decisions to make and if I can help Tommy and Richard in any way possible, I will be more than happy to do so.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday May 10 2011
Time: 3:45PM


A little surprised by JOC, he tries but has very little effort to back up his fantastic attitude.
10/05/2011 15:53:00
Well done Megson let our best player go!
10/05/2011 15:54:00
surprised to be honest. thought we'd keep Miller and ditch JOC. oh well, let's see what happens.
Carbone's Padawan
10/05/2011 16:17:00
glad jj and buxton are staying not to bothered about joc think he may just be back up
10/05/2011 16:36:00
Buxton, JJ and O'connor to me all offer things we need... I would admit I would love all those things all in one player but those players are rare and all playing in the premiership or abroad at the highest level. I think the letting go of Miller actually shows that Megson has a plan to rebuild a midfield left in ruin by previous managers. I think that the 6 players he wants are all starting 11 players and at least 3 of them will be a new midfield. Having said that I think there will be more than 6 signings and a lot more told they are no longer required and will be loaned out etc. If Megson wants a 20 man outfield squad with at least 6 coming in the cuts are gonna have to be hard and deep! WTID
10/05/2011 16:39:00
I like JOC,he reminds me of Graham Hyde always givs 110% and must be a nightmare to play against cos he never givs u chance to breath and also as chipped in with a few goals.Hope Buxton signs new deal.
10/05/2011 16:45:00
Glad about Buxton, surprised at JOC and really couldn't care less about JJ, who I would let go, so we can get the cash as there are probably other teams that also over-rate the inconsistent waste of space. All the same, its good that Megson will now get the chance to do it his way.
10/05/2011 16:51:00
I'm delighted to see Buxton offered a new contract - his energy and desire contrasts sharply with some of the other "players". I would be realy interested to see Megsons list of in contract players that he considers surplus to requirements.
10/05/2011 16:52:00
The wrong way round for me and I would have got rid of JOC and retained Miller. Hope this doesn't mean that JOC is nailed on for a starting place next season or we ARE in the cack! Good to see Buxton offered a new deal and hope he accepts after the tears on Saturday!
10/05/2011 17:51:00
good point thedon, these are just contract offers- whose to say they're going to accept them? also, wet myself laughing at baldowls comments on JJ. don't mince your words mate!!! :-)
Carbone's Padawan
10/05/2011 18:35:00
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