Midfielder Kieran Lee has today signed a two-year contract extension with Sheffield Wednesday, committing his future to the Championship club until 2019.
Lee, who moved to Hillsborough in May 2012, was due to become a free agent next summer.
The former Manchester United youngster has made 142 appearances in Owls colours, weighing in with 14 goals.
Lee was Wednesday’s leading appearance maker last season as they narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League, featuring 52 times. He contributed seven goals, including the Owls’ second goal in the first leg of their Play-Off semi-final triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion at Hillsborough.
Lee said: “I’m obviously delighted to have signed a new contract to extend my time here at the club.
“I’ve enjoyed it here from the very first day and can see the club is moving in the right direction and I want to be part of it.
“Obviously our aim is to get back into the Premier League and I believe we can do it. We came so close last season but the lads are refreshed and focused and ready to go again.
“You can see that in the training and how close the boys are, we’ve just had a good trip to Portugal as a squad and we all feel the benefit of that.”
Lee, who has been converted from a right-back into a midfielder, also paid tribute to the club’s fans, saying: “They’ve been great with me in the stands and on social media. They were fantastic all last season and particularly at Wembley, where I’ve never seen support like it.
“Hopefully we can give them what they deserve this season.”