Sheffield Wednesday release three players as clear-out begins in earnest

Neither Glenn Loovens (left) or Ross Wallace have been offered a new contract at Sheffield Wednesday.
Neither Glenn Loovens (left) or Ross Wallace have been offered a new contract at Sheffield Wednesday.
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Sheffield Wednesday have announced three senior players are leaving the club.

Captain Glenn Loovens is the most high-profile departure, with the Dutch defender not being offered a new contract.

Also leaving the club is winger Ross Wallace and goalkeeper Jake Kean.

Loovens, 34, arrived at Hillsborough in January 2014 and went on to make 149 appearances.

The former Celtic man was a first-choice defender for most of his time in S6 but fell out of favour this season with manager Jos Luhukay opting not to play Loovens in his new-look three-man defence.

Wallace, 32, has been sidelined with a knee injury since February and the club have also confirmed he will leave following this weekend's final match of the season against Norwich City.

Daniel Pudil has penned a one-year contract at Hillsborough.

Daniel Pudil has penned a one-year contract at Hillsborough.

Goalkeeper Kean, 27, will depart the club having failed to make a single appearance since arriving two years ago.

Meanwhile, the Owls have confirmed defender Daniel Pudil has signed a one-year extension after impressing since Luhukay's arrival.

Wednesday have also offered a new deal to striker Atdhe Nuhiu, who has 11 goals for the club this season.

Sean Clare, George Hirst, Dan Wallis, Warren Clarke and Jack Lee have also been offered fresh terms.