Sheffield Wednesday hopeful of tying down defender to new contract

Sheffield Wednesday want to tie down defender Morgan Fox to a new contract "as soon as possible".

Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 5:38 pm

Talks are understood to be progressing well between the Owls and the left-back's representatives. Fox's present deal is set to expire this summer.

Boss Garry Monk said: "We are in good talks and I expect that to be concluded ASAP.

"Morgan wants to be here and I want him to be here.

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"Those are the type of players that I want to keep at a football club.

"I want players to have that attitude, spirit and to bring everything they have got.

"Those negotiations are well under way. and hopefully we can get a good conclusion in the next couple of days.

Fox, a former Wales Under-21 international, has flourished under Monk's leadership, producing a string of impressive performances in defence.

Morgan Fox, left, is in contract talks with the Owls

But the 26-year-old is a major injury doubt for Saturday's encounter with Millwall. Fox limped off in Tuesday's poor 2-1 defeat to relegation-haunted Wigan Athletic with an ankle injury.

"He is sore,” admitted Monk. "He is out on the pitches.

"I will have decisions to make. He is not 100 per cent.

"As I said after the game, he is a warrior and that is the type of spirit and attitude I want.

"The only way he will not be properly on that pitch is if he is injured.”

Fox, previously of Charlton Athletic, has featured prominently during the 2019/20 season. He racked up 26 appearances, scoring three goals.