Jos: We hope Matt sees his future with us

Jos Luhukay is hopeful that young Matt Penney will sign a new contract with Wednesday in the coming weeks.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the club in the Carabao Cup at Sunderland in August and has since caught the eye with further performances for the first team, both in defence and midfield as a left-sided wideman.

His contract runs out at the end of the season and Wednesday are keen to get Penney signed up on a new deal, with talks believed to have started in recent weeks.

Penney has been with us since he was eight years old and signed his first professional contract three years ago. Since then, he has had two loan spells, at Bradford City and Mansfield, but rarely made an appearance with either club.

Like most of the youngsters in the academy, he also failed to make a breakthrough to the first team at Hillsborough under Carlos Carvalhal but has now flourished, along with others, under Jos Luhukay and his policy of giving youth a chance.

Luhukay said: “I hope that Matt sees his future here with Sheffield Wednesday.

“He was far away from the first team two years ago but now he is completely in and plays every game.

“From the sport direction, he’s a in a very positive way. We have given him in the last two months really good chances to come to us, to make positive progression and he’s not only in the squad, he’s a first eleven player now, so what more do you want as a young player?

“Hopefully he will see his future with us.”