Owls swoop for Potter

Republic of Ireland midfielder joins Owls for undisclosed fee

Potter: Secured Owls switch

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Midfielder Darren Potter has secured a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday from Wolves.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a successful five-month loan spell at Hillsborough at the end of last season, scoring twice in 17 appearances.

He has now secured a permanent switch - signing a three-year deal - after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for the Republic of Ireland international.

Owls boss Brian Laws has already recruited Michael Gray, Tommy Miller and Darren Purse this summer and he is delighted to have also landed Potter.

Laws told the club's official website: "I have made the signing of Darren Potter one of my priorities this summer and I am delighted to secure his signature.

Welcome addition

"Darren impressed me enormously during his loan period last season and he will now prove a very welcome addition to my squad on a permanent basis.

"As you would expect, securing the services of a player of Darren's calibre, has taken longer to complete than some of our other signings and I would like to place on record my thanks to the chairman, Lee Strafford, for the role he has played in supporting my efforts to significantly strengthen our squad this summer."

Potter is excited to have joined the Owls on a permanent basis and is looking forward to the season ahead.

He said: "I am really pleased to commit my future to Sheffield Wednesday, it is a great club and I really enjoyed my time on loan here last season.

"It is very encouraging to see that the manager has brought in some very good players this summer and I know we have a strong squad at Sheffield Wednesday now.

Great season

"I am really looking forward to training with the squad now I am back and I think all the Wednesday players will be excited about the new season because there is every reason we can have a great season."

Potter started his career at Liverpool before joining Wolves on a season-long loan in August 2006, with the move then being made permanent in January 2007.

But he found his opportunities limited last season and Wolves CEO Jez Moxey said he is leaving with the club's blessing.

Moxey told Wolves' official website: "Darren has been an outstanding professional during his time at Molineux.

"He deserves the opportunity to enjoy regular first team football and so we are pleased we have been able to agree this transfer with Sheffield Wednesday.

"We hope Darren goes on to enjoy more success at Hillsborough and wish him all the best for the future."