Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst has signed his first professional contract at the club, The Owls have confirmed. 

The 17 year old has signed a deal that will run until the summer of 2018.

Hirst is the son of Wednesday legend David Hirst and has enjoyed an outstanding season so far.

He is a regular scorer at Under-18 level for The Owls and has also featured for their Under-21 side on occasions this campaign.

He also was called up to the England Under-17 squad earlier in the year, scoring twice on his debut in a 2-2 draw against Germany.

After signing his contract, Hirst said: “Wednesday are my boyhood club and it is a dream to sign on professional terms. I am absolutely delighted to sign and there is nowhere else I would rather be.

“I came here five or six years ago and from then, I’ve never really looked back and here I am today signing my first contract.

“This has been a season to remember, that is for certain. Getting the England call-up was an amazing experience and the goals topped it off for me really. Now I have got a taste for it, I want even more.

“I want to keep playing well for Wednesday, keep scoring the goals and hopefully more England call-ups will come.”

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