SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY have been handed a timely boost with Kieran Lee having agreed a new two-year deal.
The former Oldham Athletic utility player had been one of host of Owls players mulling over fresh terms, with his existing contract expiring at the end of this month.
But now Lee, 26, who made appearances last season, has put pen to paper, with the club hoping that several others deliberating over offers will also follow suit.
The club are awaiting answers from Chris Kirkland, Glenn Loovens, Chris Maguire and Jose Semedo, who are also out-of-contract at the end of this month, with each offered terms.
Lee made 34 appearances last term and found the net six times, with only Stevie May (seven) and Atdhe Nuhiu (eight) scoring more league goals.
The Stalybridge-born player joined the Owls in May 2012 and picked up the club’s player of the month award for April when he netted the only goal of the game in a home win over play-off bound Brentford and also netted in the draw at champions Bournemouth.
The previous month, Lee struck a dramatic late equaliser in the 3-2 derby win at Rotherham United.
Lee is now contracted at Hillsborough until the summer of 2017.a