Jos Luhukay says players who don’t have the passion and ambition to match his expectations will not be featuring in his future plans.
The Owls manager branded the recent woeful display at Brentford as “unacceptable”, letting the players know his strong views before the midweek win over Millwall, which was followed by victory against Ipswich.
Luhukay said ahead of Tuesday evening’s home Carabao Cup tie with Wolves: “I must look for Sheffield Wednesday and for the team what is best – number one is that we must have the passion and ambition to be successful.
“I have talked to the players and those that don’t share this have no chance to come into the squad or play for the first eleven. Age is not important for me and also not the status or what is in the past. I live in the now and for the future for Sheffield Wednesday.”
Referring to Fernando Forestieri, who was one of the senior players dropped to the bench after the Brentford defeat, Luhukay said: “He is one of our best players but he must also know that he needs the team and the team need him. First he must give something to the team and the team always give him everything back.”
He added: “Every player in my team must play for each other and not against each other – when we do that I think we have a very strong team.”