Date: 1st March 2019 at 7:00am
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With Sheffield United confirming the speculation yesterday surrounding a new deal for centre-half Jack O’Connell, it was certainly a boost for plenty of fans as we look ahead to Monday’s derby with Sheffield Wednesday.

The 24-year-old former Brentford man notched up 100 consecutive showings before he found himself sidelined with a hamstring injury, and although he last featured for manager Chris Wilder back at the beginning of February, he does have over 130 appearances to his name in our shirt and is a key part of the first team squad.

In signing a new deal seeing him through until the summer of 2023, he becomes the latest to pen an extension at Bramall Lane as we continue gunning for promotion this year, and he follows David McGoldrick, Enda Stevens and Billy Sharp in committing their futures.

Taking to social media to react to the news of his new deal, fans were rightly delighted that the speculation was proven to be true.

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