Sheffield Wednesday: Owls talks for Llera and Coke

Miguel Llera thumps his shirt badge with pride has he holds his baby daughter after the final match of last season.
Miguel Llera thumps his shirt badge with pride has he holds his baby daughter after the final match of last season.
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Sheffield Wednesday will turn their attentions to re-signing Giles Coke and Miguel Llera before pre-season training begins at Middlewood Road tomorrow.

The Owls secured midfielder David Prutton on a new one-year contract yesterday and are set to hold talks with Llera today. Prutton, aged 31, and Coke formed a strong midfield partnership last season after both had been away from Hillsborough on loan at League One clubs.

It seemed to benefit the pair and they quickly struck up an understanding when paired together for the first time in a goalless draw with Wolves on January 19.

Although players’ contracts typically run until June 30, The Star understands that the club are keen to sort out the future of those who will be free agents after that date.

Llera, who will celebrate his 34th birthday during the first week of the season, was almost an ever-present in the Owls line-up last season with 46 appearances in all competitions.

The Spaniard, like Prutton and Coke, forced their way into manager Dave Jones’ team - and maintained their places - despite being seemingly on their way out of the club at various times last season.

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