Sheffield Wednesday: Loovens awaits talks with Owls

Glenn Loovens was brought to Hillsborough by Dave Jones
Glenn Loovens was brought to Hillsborough by Dave Jones

Glenn Loovens is on course for talks with Wednesday about his future as he heads towards the end of his current month-to-month contract.

The Dutch centre-half has hinted that he wants to stay after his deal runs out on December 29.

He is available for the matches against Bournemouth tomorrow, Blackburn on Boxing day and Charlton on the 29th.

“I talked with the club about it,” he said. “We agreed that I am going to finish my few games then we are going to sit around a table and decide what’s going to happen further.”

When asked whether he wants to stay, he said: “It’s a big club. I don’t see any reason why any player wouldn’t want to stay here.”

Loovens is confident that the Owls can climb the table: “I think we have shown in the last few games that we have changed a bit. We can win games. If everybody works really hard from front to back, that’s the main thing.

“We just need to be solid as a team. You always get chances in the game. We have to make sure we take those as well.”

Dave Jones worked with the defender at Cardiff and brought him to Hillsborough but was sacked before he was able to play a game: “We kept in touch over the years,” said Loovens.

“I think a lot of Dave Jones. He likes me as well, as a player. He was a big part of the reason for me joining Sheffield Wednesday.

“Unfortunately for him, he got the sack. That’s football. I’m trying to do a good job for Sheffield Wednesday now.”

Damian Martinez wants to stay for longer after his current loan ends with the January 1 match against Blackpool.

Caretaker boss Stuart Gray said: “I‘m pleased he wants to stay, That’s down to Arsenal as well.”