Owls strike Wood deal
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday defender Richard Wood has agreed a new two-year deal.Sheffield Wednesday defender Richard Wood has agreed a new two-year deal with the Championship outfit.
The 19-year-old's current contract is due to expire in the coming weeks, but The Owls have moved to keep him at Hillsborough.
Wood was a virtual ever-present last term and admits he is delighted to have resolved his future.
"Everything is fine with what the club have offered me. I wanted to stay. I'll sign when I get back from holiday," he told the Sheffield Star.
News that Wood has agreed terms could lead Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock to shelve his interest in Plymouth stopper Graham Coughlan.
Sturrock was being linked with a £50,000 raid on his former club, but, having tied up Wood and his defensive cohorts Graeme Lee and Lee Bullen in recent days, he might now decide a move for Coughlan is unnecessary.