Bullen considers Owls future
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday captain Lee Bullen is considering quitting the club.Sheffield Wednesday captain Lee Bullen is considering quitting the club.
The 34-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is wanted by former club Dunfermline and newly-promoted Falkirk.
However, Wednesday are ready to offer Bullen improved terms after he guided them to League One play-off glory against Hartlepool on Sunday.
"I could not sign the deal they offered me two months ago purely for financial reasons," he revealed.
"But the manager has extended an olive branch and says the club might be prepared to improve the offer. I will meet them on Tuesday.
"I would love to stay at Wednesday. The prospect of playing in derbies against Sheffield United and going to places such as Leeds, Wolves and Leicester next season is one that greatly excites me.
"There is interest in me from Dunfermline and Falkirk and I am due up in Scotland to talk to both clubs this week.
"I just need to keep my options open and we'll see what happens."
Wednesday have also offered fresh terms to Northern Ireland international James Quinn and he is confident that a deal can be agreed.
"The club has made an offer and it looks like I will be sitting down with the manager to agree terms," he said.
"I want to play in the Championship and to do that with Sheffield Wednesday would be great."
Also offered fresh terms are defenders Richard Wood and Graeme Lee.
Manager Paul Sturrock has also announced the players who have been released.
They are Matt Hamshaw, Lewis McMahon, Zigor Aranalde, Chris Adamson, Paul Smith, Liam Needham and Ross Greenwood, while Graham Barrett and Alex Bruce have returned to Coventry and Birmingham respectively after their loan spells came to an end.