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Defender earns Sheffield Wednesday contract after trial stint

Sheffield Wednesday have handed Gabriel Otegbayo a professional contract following a successful trial, the club have confirmed.

Sheffield Wednesday are often on the lookout for new talents they can add to their U21s squad outside of the January transfer window. While the Owls have produced some eye-catching talents over the years, they also tend to look at youngsters from elsewhere that they can bring in.

They can be without clubs or playing further down the ladder, but many have earned deals at Hillsborough after trial stints.

Now, it has been confirmed that recent trialist Gabriel Otegbayo has been snapped up following his spell with the Owls. The Championship club announced the agreement on their official club website on Friday morning.

19-year-old defender Otegbayo has penned professional terms with Sheffield Wednesday. The length of the deal is not specified but it marks a strong show of faith in the youngster’s abilities after a handful of outings with the club’s youngsters.

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After impressing in his trial stint, Otegbayo will be hoping this marks a big step forward in his career. He’s previously spent time in the Burnley academy but a professional contract with Sheffield Wednesday has him on the right path to a fruitful future in first-team football.

Following the confirmation of his signing, the Owls will be keen to see the youngster kick on and develop under their watch. First-team boss Danny Rohl’s willingness to offer chances to promising players means a senior chance isn’t out of the question for Otegbayo should he stand out at youth level.

For now though, the manager is fully focused on the promotion race and for that, he could rely on more established first-team players. Sheffield Wednesday sit 23rd in the Championship table but only three points separates them and safety after a fantastic turnaround under Rohl.

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