Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore makes a revelation regarding Matt Penney

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY go head to head with a familiar face in Ipswich Town’s Matt Penney this weekend - and Owls chief Darren Moore admits that offering the left-back a new deal was something that he considered in the close season.

The 23-year-old - who can operate anywhere down the left side - was released by the Owls in the summer and subsequently signed a two-year deal with the Suffolk outfit.

Penney spoke about his intention to ‘kick on’ his career again with Ipswich following a frustrating few years at Hillsborough.

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The Chesterfield-born player made just two appearances under Moore, with his final one coming in the 3-0 loss at Reading on March 6.

Matt Penney, pictured in action for former club Sheffield Wednesday.

Moore, whose side visit Portman Road on Saturday, said: “We spoke to his advisor and everything else in the summer, but it was not to be.

“No problem - that is what football is all about. Some you win, some you don’t.

“But Matt has done well and got a good move to a good club and we know the capabilities that he possesses.

“We just felt at the time, there were contract offers that went on the table or not and it was a matter of changing (the squad).

“At the time, his contract had ran out and he had opportunities coming in and he’s picked up a good opportunity in Ipswich and we wish him well going forward. I am sure we will see him this weekend.

“We continue to move forward ourselves.”