Sheffield Wednesday: Prutton wants to stay with Owls

David Prutton's contract expires this summer
David Prutton's contract expires this summer
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DAVID Prutton has revealed that he wants to earn a new contract and stay at Hillsborough beyond this summer.

The rejuvenated midfield star who faces his old club Forest today has been praised highly by Dave Jones.

But the Owls boss has admitted that there is no guarantee he will be offered a new deal.

Jones has also said that Prutton is fighting for his livelihood whether that turns out to be at Hillsborough or elsewhere.

But Prutton says it is “fantastic” to be back in the team and ideally he would like to stay.

“I’m the same as several other lads,” said the 31-year-old. “With the way the season has gone, I wouldn’t say the club is going to be throwing out contracts left, right and centre.

“I think the main aim is consolidation, then I suppose you either get ‘yes please’ or ‘thanks and see you later’.

“It’s a wonderful place to play football. It’s a fantastic stadium, the fans are great.

“I think it really does go without saying that if you could stay at Sheffield Wednesday for a slightly prolonged period of time, you’d take it.”

Prutton was not in last season’s League One promotion-winning side and this season was allowed to play on loan for Scunthorpe for three months at that level but has returned to become a regular in Wednesday’s improved Championship team.

“To come back and play has been fantastic; I’ve enjoyed every minute,” he says.

“Things can change quickly, I wasn’t getting a look in. Going and playing stood me in good stead for when I came back. I didn’t really know what was going to be going on when I came back. The way it’s panned out has been pretty good for me.

“We seemed to pull together as a team and get a couple of decent results, and since then haven’t done too badly; we’re still in a position we’d like to move way from and do better.”

Jones has offered the theory that Prutton could better suited to the Championship than to League One. He says: “I don’t know. I haven’t given it too much thought. For every kind of game, you do as much as you can to make sure you’re in the right frame of mind and physical condition to do as much as you can.

“He’s perhaps had more chance to have a look at me. It’s always nice when someone thinks you’re doing a half-decent job.”