Ross Wallace says he was determined to get a deal done with Sheffield Wednesday after the club first showed an interest in him last month.
The 30-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Owls on Friday and says he found the recent changes at the club an exciting prospect.
“There were bits and bob of other offers but we’ve been working on this one for a few weeks,” Wallace told the Star.
“This was the club where I wanted to come and I’m really please that we’ve got it done.
“It’s a massive club.
“With the new head coach and the new owner, it’s an exciting time.
“Some good players have come in to add to the good players that are already here. If one or two more can be added and we can play together and for each other, we’ll be strong.
“It’s a new challenge for me and an exciting one.”
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The former Scotland international - who left Burnley at the end of last season - says his one-year contract suits both parties and there is an option to extend his stay at Hillsborough.
He said: “There are a few clauses in the deal so there’s an option for a second year.
“It suits me and it suits the club so we’re both happy.”
Wallace has yet to train with his new team mates but will be part of the squad that travels to Alfreton Town on Saturday for the Owls’ first pre-season friendly.
The former Celtic trainee the first of two signings for the Owls on Friday with Spanish midfielder Alex Lopez joining on a season-long loan from Celta Viga.
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