Highly-rated Sheffield Wednesday youngster pens new deal

Sheffield Wednesday prospect Ben Hughes has committed his immediate future to the club after agreeing a new deal this afternoon.

By Alex Miller
Friday, 28th June 2019, 5:09 pm
Updated Friday, 28th June 2019, 5:09 pm
Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground.
Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground.

The 19-year-old winger, who can also play at right-back, is highly thought of at Hillsborough and spent the final months of last season on loan at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit Gainsborough Trinity.

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Hughes finished as Wednesday’s Under-18s top goalscorer in 2016/17 and signed his first professional contract with the Owls in May 2018.

Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground.

He may well feature in the Owls’ first round Carabao Cup match on August 13, when they welcome Bury.