June 19, 2024

Young Owls duo sign new deals

 

Young Owls duo Jay Glover and Mackenzie Maltby have committed their futures to the club with new contracts.

Glover, who joined the Wednesday academy aged 14, extends his professional deal having signed his maiden contract in 2021.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the Owls last season against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup and also featured in two Papa John’s Trophy games.

A regular for our Under-21s, the midfielder trained regularly with the first team at Middlewood Road and now commits to a new deal in S6.f

Glover said: “I’m really delighted to be staying here at my boyhood club.

“I made my debut last season and now I just want to kick on and see what comes of it.

 

 

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“Once you sign your first professional contract, you know you want to earn another and being from Sheffield and supporting Wednesday, I want to be here as long as I can.

“It was a good feeling to make my debut last season, I can’t even explain it! To be a fan and play for the club, I still don’t know how to put it into words.

“I feel good and ready to go and hopefully I’ll get some minutes in pre-season and see where that takes me.”

Maltby signs his first professional contract with the Owls having joined the academy aged seven.

The 18-year-old defender captained Wednesday’s Under-18s last campaign, helping the young Owls reach the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Maltby said: “I’m delighted. It’s been a long journey!

 

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“I came here when I was seven and to sign a professional contract has always been my dream.

“It’s a huge achievement and I’m proud to have been through all the age groups and to get to this point.

“Last season was class, we got a few cup draws to play at Hillsborough and to be captain for those occasions and beat big clubs were great moments for me.

“There’s quite a few coaches who’ve been around since I joined. Steven Haslam was here when I first came up to the training ground for the first time. The coaches have been massive and they give you the information to take on board.

“There’s always a chance to impress so I have to get my head down and put the work in.”

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