Irish eyes smiling as Corry signs on for Wednesday

Wednesday have landed highly-rated Irish youngster Paul Corry from University College Dublin for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder, rated as one of Ireland’s brightest prospects, has signed a three-year deal with the Owls.

He played almost 100 games for UCD, scoring 14 goals, and was recently called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for their Euro 2013 qualifier against Turkey.

Corry, 21, who was interesting several English clubs last season, said: “I have bided my time for the right move at the right time and this is it for me. Sheffield Wednesday is a club with a huge heritage and history and the stadium just blows you away.

“I really can’t wait to get started and, like everyone else at the club, I have ambitions of playing in the Premier League.

“But it’s one step at a time, I know it will be difficult at first but once I settle in and get my sharpness, I have the confidence in my ability to do well for Sheffield Wednesday.”