Third Sheffield Wednesday man extends Hillsborough stay

Sheffield Wednesday have locked down the talents of another talented youngster after Matt Penney’s stay at the club was extended until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Thursday, 4th June 2020, 3:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th June 2020, 4:25 pm

The deal is the third confirmed contract extension in 48 hours after both Joey Pelupessy and 19-year-old defender Osaze Urhoghide also extended their deals.

Penney, who has made 17 appearances for the Owls in all competitions having made his debut in an EFL Cup match at Sunderland in August 2018.

He has spent this season away on loan at 2.Bundesliga side St Pauli under the tutelage of the man who gave him the nod that day, Jos Luhukay, and despite injuries has largely impressed, developing something of a cult-hero status after scoring a wondergoal in their derby win over Hamburg.

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Garry Monk admitted to The Star as far back at January that he had considered calling Penney back from his loan over Christmas but decided the left-sided defender would be better served continuing his development abroad.

Penney, 22, has missed out on the last two St Pauli squad with little explanation but on Monday Owls boss Monk quashed any theory that he may be returning to the club for the climax of the current season.

Speaking in February Monk said: “It could be potentially a good fit. The age is good, the mentality is good, the profile for him is really, really good.”

“Off the back of a season’s experience out of his comfort zone, we could be dealing with a totally different player to the one that left. That excites me.”

Sheffield Wednesday youngster Matt Penney has extended his stay at Hillsborough.


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