Ross Wallace discusses chances of earning new Sheffield Wednesday contract

Sheffield Wednesday celebrate after the game

The 31-year-old is out of contract with the Championship side this summer.

Ross Wallace celebrates scoring the first goal for Sheffield Wednesday

Ross Wallace believes that he is on the verge of securing a new contract at Sheffield Wednesday after an excellent first season with the club, the Sheffield Star reports.

The winger joined the Owls last summer on a one-year deal following his departure from Burnley. But after proving hugely important to Carlos Carvahal's side during this past campaign, it would come as no surprise to most Wednesday fans that he is confident that a new contract is imminent following discussions with the club's hierarchy.

Ross Wallace celebrates after scoring the first goal for Sheffield Wednesday

"I'm not worried about that," he told the Star when asked about a new deal.

"I have spoken to the owners. They are happy.

"Hopefully I will get a long extension for two years of so."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Although the 31-year-old may perhaps only have a few more years of playing at his current level, his form this past season suggests that he will be a key man next term as the Owls look to build on what they have achieved this year.

His eight assists made him the most productive player in the squad, while he that backed that up with six goals of his own. And it was two of those goals - one in each leg - that helped Carvalhal's men overcome Brighton in the play-off semi-final to secure a spot at Wembley, where they were ultimately denied promotion after an agonising 1-0 defeat to Hull.

But while the season ended in disappointing fashion, the Scotsman's form over the course of the campaign will surely make getting him tied down for longer one of the manager's priorities as he tries to construct a squad capable of going one step further next term.

Ross Wallace celebrates scoring the first goal for Sheffield Wednesday

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