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Young Owl signs professional contract

3 June 2016

Sheffield Wednesday academy graduate Connor O’Grady has penned his first professional contract at Hillsborough.

The talented teenager has signed with the Owls until the summer of 2017.

O’Grady, a commanding central defender, joined the Wednesday youth ranks after spending six years with Premier League giants Manchester United.

The native Sheffielder has since impressed at both Under-18 and Under-21 level, leading to his new-found professional status.

He told “This is a proud moment and I want to get my head down, work hard and make the best of this opportunity as possible.

“I’ve gone from the top of one ladder to a different rung of another one and I am looking up.

“I look at the likes of Joe Wildsmith how he’s progressed and Marcus Rashford, who I played with between the ages of eight to 14 at Manchester United, and see that opportunities can present themselves.

“It’s up to me now to work as hard as I can to succeed through this contract and hopefully earn another one and another one after that.”

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