The Owls face Chester at Deva Stadium as they look to build on the 3-1 defeat that they suffered at the hands of Celtic earlier in the week, and Darren Moore will no doubt be looking to try out some new combinations as he continues his preparations for the campaign ahead.
It has been reported by The Star that former Everton midfielder, Dennis Adeniran, has agreed terms to join the club for next season, and there’s a chance that – if all goes well – he could even have his first run out in Wednesday colours later this afternoon.
Our man Joe Crann is there at the stadium, so he’ll be bringing you all the updates as they come through – can Wednesday get their first preseason win? Only time will tell…
An EFL statement said: “In December 2020, Derby County failed to pay their players as per the terms of the agreements between the club and its players and were charged with misconduct under the EFL regulations.
“In the months of March 2021, April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021, Sheffield Wednesday failed to pay their players as per the terms of the agreements between the club and its players and were charged with misconduct under the EFL regulations.
“The regulations permit the EFL to enter into an agreed decision with a club in order to resolve disciplinary matters without them being referred to a disciplinary commission for determination.
“Upon consideration, the board determined that it would be appropriate to do so in these circumstances and offered the clubs sanctions, which were subsequently agreed.”
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Derby have endured a turbulent few weeks, having been hit with a £100,000 fine last month for breaching rules relating to financial fair play.
There was also uncertainty over which league the Rams would be playing in next season after the EFL announced an “interchangeable fixture list”.
Derby avoided relegation from the Sky Bet Championship on the final day of last season with a draw against the Owls, who were relegated to League One, but were threatened with a points deduction that would have seen them also relegated instead of Wycombe. However, the EFL decided not to implement the decision to deduct points.