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Kirby extends Owls contract

5 March 2018

Owls midfielder Connor Kirby has extended his contract at Hillsborough.

The 19-year-old has signed a new two and half year contract, committing his future to Hillsborough until 2020.

Kirby has been part of the Owls academy since the age of 13 and signed his first professional contract in October 2015.

The midfield man has since continued to develop with the Owls Under-23s and has been part of the first team’s matchday squad in recent weeks, earning a place on the bench for the trip to Barnsley and FA Cup clash with Swansea.

Speaking to on Monday after signing his new deal, he said:

“I’m really pleased, this is where I want to be, I’ve made a couple of bench appearances recently, not come on yet but hopefully that will come soon.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time here, I love it every day coming into training.

“I feel like I’m progressing well, when I signed my first professional contract I was playing Under-21s football at 17, I’ve continued to develop in the Under-23s and now I want to make the next step.

“We’ve seen lads from the 23s get in the team and take their chance and that’s the aim at this point.

“I want to be ready, work hard and if I’m given that chance then I have to take it.

“The manager is good with the young lads on the football pitch, always talking to us, giving instructions of what he wants.

“I look at the guys out there, particularly those who have stepped up from the Under-23s and think; I want to be out there with them.”

The youngster is certainly focused and with bags of potential and ambition to boot, Kirby says he is excited for the future at the club.

He added: “I want that debut in the first team, that’s the biggest aim. I’ve been here since I was 13, now I’m 19 and feel in a good place.

“Every year the likes of Hassy and Thommo have helped me kick on and I owe them a lot.

“I’m where I am now because of the support system I have had from those guys at the club and my family.”

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