Hennessey signs new Wolves deal

05 July 2010 12:04
Keeper Wayne Hennessey has committed his future to Wolves by signing a new five-year deal at Molineux.The Wales international, 23, had two years remaining on his previous deal. [LNB]Manager Mick McCarthy told the club website: "Wayne is somebody who I believe is a top class young keeper who will also get better. [LNB]"This is really good news for the club to have secured one of the best young players and one who will be keen to play a big part in the future." [LNB]Hennessey, who has been capped 25 times for his country, is a product of the Wolves academy and signed his first professional deal in 2005. [LNB]He spent a successful three-month loan spell at Stockport in 2007, making 15 appearances and achieving a Football League record of nine consecutive clean sheets, which eventually helped the club to promotion to League One.[LNB] He's still very young, learning all the time, and with a huge amount of potential. It shows he hasn't been too distressed by losing his number one status.... spiritualwolf After returning to Molineux, he stepped in to replace the injured Matt Murray and rounded off the season by winning Wolves' player of the year, as well as being named in the PFA Championship team of the year. [LNB]The following season, Hennessey played 34 games between the sticks as Wolves won promotion to the Premier League. [LNB]He struggled to keep the number one jersey last season, but still made 16 appearances for McCarthy's side. [LNB]"We have always said we pay very close attention to contract management with our players, and Wayne is one of the club's three excellent goalkeepers to have emerged from the academy," added Wolves chairman Jez Moxey. [LNB]"Marcus Hahnemann came in last season and did well, but Wayne is a young goalkeeper who will get better and will no doubt be pushing hard to regain his place."

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