Turner makes Owls cull
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Owls boss has been struggling to turn the fortunes of the South Yorkshire outfit around after they were relegated from the First Division last term.
Veteran goalkeeper Kevin Pressman (pictured), striker Mark Robins and defender Robbie Mustoe are just three notable players to head out the Wednesday exit door, with Pressman being handed a testimonial by the club.
Alan Quinn, Steven Haslam, Derek Geary, Leigh Bromby, Paul McLaren, Brian Barry-Murphy, Dean Smith, Terry Cooke and Jon Beswetherick will all need to find pastures new in the summer.
Goalkeeper Chris Stringer has been forced to retire on medical advice after failing to overcome blood clot problems following operations on both of his calf muscles.
In contrast, Turner has offered one-year deals to Jon Shaw and Lewis McMahon while Matthew Hamshaw and Richard Evans will have a chance to prove their fitness in pre-season after the pair were sidelined with knee injuries this season.
Turner revealed the necessity to change the personnel in his squad, as he looks for a better campaign in the Second Division next season.
"It was important for us to have a change of personnel at the club," Turner told the club's official website.
"I will be bringing in new players over the summer who have the strength, competitiveness and discipline to succeed in Division Two.
"There were a lot of tough decisions for me to make. I could have sat on the fence with a few players but I felt we needed a change."