Matt Penney has signed a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday, as confirmed by their official club website.

The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will run until the summer of 2020.

Penney has been linked with the likes of Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth over recent months but has now committed his future to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The Chesterfield-born defender joined the Owls at the age of 11 and rose through the youth ranks at Hillsborough. He was a key player for their Under-23’s before he was loaned out to League One side Bradford City in January 2017 to gain some first-team experience.

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Penney then spent time on loan at Mansfield Town last season. He has said, “It has been a great experience for me (playing first-team football)”.

“It was the next step I needed in my career and thankfully the gaffer (Jos Luhukay) has given me a chance. He has put his faith in me and hopefully I’m repaying him now.”

He made his senior debut for Sheffield Wednesday in a League Cup tie away to Sunderland in August and has since played ten more times this season.

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Matt Penney is being tipped for a big future and is highly by the Owls’ boss Jos Luhukay. Therefore, getting him tied down on a new contract is some positive news for their fans, especially after he has been linked with a move away recently.

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