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Young talent Ed Sanders checks in

3 June 2014

Sheffield Wednesday have signed young central defender Ed Sanders.

The 18-year-old Stoke City academy product will join the Owls on a one-year deal.

Sanders spent his formative years learning his trade at Portsmouth up until the age of 16 before a successful trial at Stoke led to the defender signing a two-year scholarship at the Britannia Stadium.

Sanders was a mainstay in the Potters’ Under-18 squad throughout the past two campaigns during which time he captained the side.

He said: “This is a great opportunity for me.

“You can tell after just five minutes of stepping through the door how big this club is and the history that goes along with that.

“Hopefully I can continue to develop and enjoy the experience over the course of the next year.

“With the facilities at this club and the experienced coaching staff, hopefully I can move forward and step up to the mark.

“There is a lot of work for me to do but it’s exciting times to be joining a club as big as Wednesday.”

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