Scottish midfielder Ross Wallace announced he is going to leave Sheffield Wednesday after this season on his Instagram page today.
Having been at the club since July 2015, Wallace struggled with injuries since February and his contract is set to expire at the end of next month.
He said on his Instagram page: “A massive thank you for your support since I’ve arrived, I’ve loved every minute of being at this amazing club and wish the fans and players the very best of luck in the future.”
Playing in 31 games in all competitions, Wallace has scored just two goals for The Owls over the course of the season, and has struggled to conjure up moments such as his goal in the 2016 play-off semi-final against Brighton or his opener in the 3-0 League Cup win over Arsenal in 2015.
At the age of 32, Wallace is reaching the final stage of his playing career, and manager Jos Luhukay has suggested he will be re-building his squad over the summer with an emphasis on younger players.
Wednesday fans have taken to Twitter to express their support for Wallace who has over a century of appearances for the Steel City side after joining the club on a free transfer from Burnley.
I’m sure all owls fans wish Ross Wallace the very best after leaving us. He can be proud of his input for Sheffield wednesday and the one memory is of him pinching the instructions off that other player . Good luck from ” massive” #swfc#wawaw#.
— Chris turton (@Christurton7) May 1, 2018
— Liam B (@Lbriggs88) May 1, 2018
— Adam Thompson (@adam7485) May 1, 2018
— Kieran (@KikoOBrien8) May 1, 2018
Ross Wallace was Sheffield Wednesday’s top player for assists (8, 7) and chances created (91, 74) in the playoff seasons.
Only 2 players created more chances, and 5 more assists, in the whole Champ over those 2 seasons.
No doubt he was a brilliant free transfer. #swfc
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) May 1, 2018
— kez • (@kerryswfcx) May 1, 2018
With Sheffield Wednesday set to play Norwich City in their final game of the season at Hillsborough on Sunday, Wallace should be given a leaving send-off from the home fans.