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Owls Confirm Sedgwick Capture

As reported earlier on Vital Sheffield Wednesday, the Owls have confirmed former Preston North End midfielder Chris Sedgwick as their first signing of the summer.

The lifelong Wednesdayite has penned a two-year deal with the club and will officially join the club on Thursday, July 1.

"It`s great to be here. I`ve wanted to play for Sheffield Wednesday for such a long time so to get this sorted is a great feeling.

"I`ve supported Wednesday all my life, my family are all Wednesdayites too so to get this opportunity is fantastic."

The 30-year-old has enjoyed much experience at Championship level and was a key part of Preston's squad in the six years he was at Deepdale.

And Owls boss Alan Irvine knows his qualities well from his time as boss of the Lilywhites.

He said: "Chris is a player I know very well from my time at Preston. I know him as a player and a professional and he has all the right attributes I am looking for.

"He is very experienced, very fit, has the strength of character to play at Hillsborough and has a tremendous work ethic. He is also a Sheffield Wednesday supporter and really wants to play for this club.

"I enjoyed working with him at Preston and I am looking forward to working with him again with Sheffield Wednesday."




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 7 2010

Time: 6:52PM

Your Comments

think this is a great signing, very experienced at this level, an owls fan, someone that actually wants to play for us and not just pick up a wage!! hopefully more signings to come!!
cozzi
yes me too cozzi mate! well done Alan keep it up need a striker or two now
HorburyOwl
goalscorer, goalscorer, GOALSCORER! Sorry to shout but Laws didn't hear last year and look what happened. Not overimpressed but he is an Owl so would love him to succeed. Good luck Mr Irvine but please sign a GOALSCORER!
robc
Qpr sign paddy pig kenny, does this dick for life was right when he apperently reported lee grant at the sty! Any thoughts?
OWL25
good signing hope there's many more to follow steve maclean has apparantly been seen at hillsborough
retfordowl1867
OWL25- thought's is he's a wind up!
chapowl
good signing for L1 with him an owl even better he will want the club he follows back at the top retfordowl i put steves name in the hat a few weeks back but would he drop back down i will say we need strikers who know that league
dublin owl
Very happy about Sedgewick a bit of experience and a Wednesdayite! Also I would love to see Steve Maclean back if he bought back the form he left with, but not sure he would. Plus personally I would like to see a bit of height and strength up front!
10goalpayne
Thank god for that, was starting worry, another 6 or 7 signings like this will be good, at least 2 strikers though please.
sussexowl
Well 10goalpayne i hear we could be going back to Preston for John (the beast) Parkin, Liam Chilvers and Eddie nolan, plus Ritchie jones and Pablo Counago.
ecco owl
ecco thatd be quality if them lot came in... any truth behind the bouazza rumour at all??
Carbone's Padawan
Jon Otsemobor that means Nolan will not becoming back, unless Al's going to use him somewhere else.
ecco owl
A promising first signing. In effect we have traded Esajas for Sedgewick, and I reckon thats a good swap. Surely we will get greater consistency from Sedgewick and an impact on many more matches.
GreenhillOwl
Well Clinton Morrison is avaliable and he has scored enough against us in his time maybe he should repay us, think some championship club will snap him up and probably demand high wages
10goalpayne
Great news with the recent signings, i'm feeling a bit more optimistic about a swift return to the championship
Norman
 

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