Sheffield Wednesday tie down six academy players to new contracts

Six Owls youngsters have signed new contracts with the Championship club.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 4:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 5:12 pm

Fraser Preston, Joe West, Ciaran Brennan, Jordan O’Brien, Ben Hughes and Josh Render have committed their futures to Wednesday.

Winger Preston, a key member of the Owls' development squad in recent seasons, made four first-team appearances last term. It is thought Preston has signed a one-year contract.

West, Brennan, O’Brien, Hughes and Render have yet to feature in Wednesday's senior team. The Owls have taken up contract options on defensive duo West and Brennan.

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Fraser Preston has signed a new Wednesday contract

As for Hughes, the talented winger has penned a new one-year deal. Hughes spent last season on loan at Gainsborough Trinity, gaining valuable first-team experience with the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit.

Promising forward O’Brien and goalkeeper Render have also signed their maiden pro deals.