Sheffield Wednesday: Fernando Forestieri says sorry after refusing to play against Norwich

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri

Striker Fernando Forestieri has today apologised after refusing to play against Norwich City.

The Argentine-born player, who is attracting the interest of Derby County and Newcastle United, was a notable absentee in Saturday’s goalless draw at Carrow Road.

The Star understands Forestieri, who notched 15 goals as the Owls reached the Championship Play-Off final last season, trained on his own yesterday after refusing to travel to Norfolk.

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Speaking after the Norwich stalemate, boss Carlos Carvalhal reiterated that Forestieri will not leave the Hillsborough outfit, insisting chairman Dejphon Chansiri has no intention of selling any of their players before the transfer window shuts on August 31.

And Forestieri has today tweeted: “There are a lot of rumours and opinions going around which have been blown out of proportion and are upsetting.

“I just want to clarify I have never wanted to leave and have always and still do want to play for Sheffield Wednesday!

“I apologise for my behaviour and know there is no excuse! I hope we can move on so I can focus only on my passion!”

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It remains unclear whether Forestieri will be involved in tomorrow’s clash at league newcomers Burton Albion.

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