Sheffield Wednesday: Midfield ace relaxed over Owls future

Kieran Lee
Kieran Lee

Derby day hero Kieran Lee insists he is relaxed over his contract situation.

The midfielder’s deal expires at the end of the season but he has told The Star he would be happy to prolong his Hillsborough stay.

But Lee, who claimed his fourth goal of the campaign in Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Rotherham United, says he is in no rush to get his future sorted out. Speaking before the trip to the AESSEAL New York Stadium, Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray said all contract talks have been placed on hold until the club are mathematically safe from relegation.

Lee said: “There are a few of the lads who are up in the summer. I’m not sure what is happening yet but I’m relaxed about it.

“I want to stay but we will see what happens and how things go.

“The new owners have come in so hopefully we will find out something sooner rather than later.”

Dejphon Chansiri completed his £37.5m takeover of the Owls at the start of the month. The Thai businessman has set his sights on leading the club back into the Premier League by 2017 to coincide with their 150th anniversary.

“These are exciting times for the club,” admitted Lee. “The new owner has got a lot of ambition so we will be looking to kick on even more next season. The future looks bright.”

Jacques Maghoma, meanwhile, has been selected in the Democratic Republic of Congo squad for their two friendlies against Iraq. The first clash takes place on Saturday.

Owls Under-18s lost 2-1 at home to Nottingham Forest yesterday despite taking the lead through Mason Duffy.

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