Striker Preslav Borukov has set his sights on forcing his way into Jos Luhukay's first-team plans after signing his maiden professional contract with Sheffield Wednesday.
The highly-rated forward, who featured prominently in the Owls Under-18s and U23s teams last season, has today penned a two-year deal.
Borukov, previously of PFC Levski Sofia, said: “I’m really happy and I’ve worked really hard for the two years in my scholarship.
“I’m happy to be a professional footballer at Sheffield Wednesday. My target now is to reach the first team."
The 18-year-old moved to Hillsborough in the summer of 2016.
“Last season was a great experience, I had the pleasure to play with good players in the Under-23s," said Borukov, who has also impressed on international duty, scoring against Macedonia and Georgia for Bulgaria’s U18s at the start of this month.
“I want to lead as an example of what it means to be a professional football player and now I need to follow the first team players and learn from them.
“I want to thank Sheffield Wednesday for giving me the opportunity to prove myself in England and giving me the chance to play.
“I also want to thank all the staff at the club for their support. And I want to thank my team mates because without them helping me I wouldn’t be here now signing my first professional contract.
“The staff have helped me a lot, when I was 16 I left my parents, my home and my friends in Bulgaria. So when I came here the people helped me a lot and they’ve made me a better player.”