Owls swoop for Sedgwick

Winger delighted to secure deal with boyhood heroes

Sedgwick: Delighted to join Owls

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Sheffield Wednesday have signed winger Chris Sedgwick on a two-year contract from Preston North End.

Sedgwick will move to Hillsborough on a free transfer on 1st July after he was not offered a contract extension by Preston boss Darren Ferguson.

The 30-year-old is a lifelong Owls fan and he is looking forward to joining the club after making over 250 appearances for Preston.

"It's great to be here," Sedgwick told the club's official website. "I've wanted to play for Sheffield Wednesday for such a long time so to get this sorted is a great feeling.

"I've supported Wednesday all my life, my family are all Wednesdayites too so to get this opportunity is fantastic."

Strength of character

Owls boss Alan Irvine worked with Sedgwick during his time in charge at Deepdale and is happy to have added the former Rotherham United man to his squad.

Irvine said: "Chris is a player I know very well from my time at Preston. I know him as a player and a professional and he has all the right attributes I am looking for.

"He is very experienced, very fit, has the strength of character to play at Hillsborough and has a tremendous work ethic. He is also a Sheffield Wednesday supporter and really wants to play for this club.

"I enjoyed working with him at Preston and I am looking forward to working with him again with Sheffield Wednesday."