Grant - I want to stay
Lee Grant has given Sheff Wed a major boost by declaring he is ready to commit his future to the club.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 28/02/09 12:11pm
Goalkeeper Lee Grant has given Sheffield Wednesday a major boost by declaring he is ready to commit his future to the club.
The 26-year-old, who will line up between the posts when the Owls take on play-off hopefuls Burnley on Saturday, has another year on his existing contract when the current season ends.
However he wants to extend his stay at Hillsborough after firmly establishing himself as the club's first-choice shot-stopper following his arrival from Derby in July 2007.
Wednesday boss Brian Laws also revealed contract negotiations have begun with several players, but was coy over naming who they are with.
"I'm not the one who dishes out the contracts, although that would be quite a nice position to be in!" Grant told the Yorkshire Post.
"But I'm certainly eager to stay at the club and extend my contract. I'm more than happy here.
"My aim when I came here was to play games and fortunately I've had a manager who has been picking me in the team and allowing me to play.
"It would be nice to continue that, there's no reason why I'd want to go elsewhere."
Grant, who has four England Under-21 caps, has barely missed a game in the last two seasons and is likely to be given fresh terms in the coming weeks for the Owls.
Laws confirmed: "We have already started preliminary talks with some players' agents, so we're starting to put things in place."