Emerging key Sheffield Wednesday player confident of deal despite contract talks deadlock
Shot-stopper Cameron Dawson is quietly confident his contractual situation will soon be resolved.
The Star understands Dawson's representatives remain locked in discussions with the Championship club over a new deal.
Dawson's present contract expires in the summer.On his hopes that a new deal will be finalised sooner rather than later, he said: "I hope so.
“I don't really know where we are at at the minute, but hopefully it will be soon.
"I think it might be soon.
“I am hoping it will be very soon."
A raft of clubs, including Celtic, Rangers, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers, are thought to be big admirers of Dawson.
But the 24-year-old, who came through the ranks at Hillsborough, has indicated he wants to prolong his Wednesday stay.
Dawson was part of the Owls team that saw off Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup on Friday evening.
The goalkeeper was at fault for the R's late consolation as his poor clearance was intercepted by striker Nakhi Wells, who coolly rounded Dawson and fired home.
Boss Garry Monk said: "There was a bit of drama at the end but from that side of it I can't criticise Cameron at all.
"I thought he was fantastic. It was the only mistake he made and generally when goalkeepers make mistakes it can cost goals.
"But we deserved the win. We wanted to put a little bit of pride back into the club and into the shirt.”