Sheffield Wednesday youngsters Warren Clarke and Jack Lee have both penned new deals with the Yorkshire club.
The pair have both been crucial to the Owls’ U23’s recent success after playing a part in both the PDL2 title as well as the league’s play-offs in 2016/17.
Clarke has been at the club since he was 12-years-old and has risen through the academy since joining from the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield FC.
Clarke signs a one-year deal at Hillsborough.
The midfielder spoke to the club’s website about his new deal:
“I’m over the moon to have extended my stay with Sheffield Wednesday.
“I’ve been here for a long time and I just love playing football, I’m very grateful that the club have given me another chance to prove myself.
I’ve loved every minute of being here and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
“It’s great to see the young players getting a chance, it gives us a big boost of confidence knowing there is a way into the first team.
“Hopefully next season I can impress the manager and be around the first team.”
Sunderland-born defender Lee joined the club in 2015 after impressing on an initial trial period. The 19-year-old has signed a two year deal. Speaking to the club’s website, he spoke about how crucial playing for the U23s had in his development:
“I’m really starting to feel good after a run of games for the 23s and I’m really happy to get signed here again.
“It’s been a good two years for the 23s, they are a really good group of lads and I’m sure everybody says it but it’s a real team and that is what keeps us going.
“Everybody in and around the 23s has helped and made sure we don’t drop our standards. It was just a shame that we could not get that extra point this year to win the league again but it’s credit to the boys how close they went to back to back titles.
“It’s been brilliant to see the boys get in and around the first team and leave their mark, it shows the gaffer is willing to trust in the youth team and why not when we have a talented team.
“It’s a confidence boost to know people at the club want me to stay and hopefully they see a path for me to get into that first team.”