SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Mark Beevers hopes for new Owls deal

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MARK Beevers has told of his desire to remain at Hillsborough as he waits to see where his future lies.

“I’d love to stay,” said the 22-year-old centre-half who hopes for a new contract as his current one runs out this summer.

He came through the youth ranks to become a first-team player at 17 and has finished this season as a member of the promotion winning side, brought in at left back by Dave Jones. But he was out of the senior picture at one stage under Gary Megson and went out on loan to MK Dons.

He admits: “It’s a been a weird season for me.

“In pre-season I felt I had a chance of playing; then I wasn’t.

“I go to MK Dons, have a good time and enjoy it, and come back; the manager goes, a new manager comes in.

“He praises me in the press, and all of a sudden I’m playing, in an alien position.”

He is grateful to have helped the club to achieve their goal.

“Wherever the manager wants me to play, I’ll play and do the best I can,” he said.

“On a personal level, though I’m a centre-half,it’s good for me that I can do a job at left-back as well.”

He said the feeling of clinching promotion at the final whistle last Saturday was indescribable and the club could look forward to facing some “big teams” next season.

He added: “I’m only 22 but I’ve been through a lot with Wednesday.”