EXCLUSIVE

Sheffield Wednesday defender Liam Palmer is set to sign a new contract at the club, Football Insider understands.

Palmer, 27, is set to follow Keiren Westwood in pledging his long-term future to the Championship big hitters.

A Wednesday source has told Football Insider that Owls boss Steve Bruce is keen to keep hold of Palmer and the defender is set to ink a two-year contract extension at Hillsborough.

Hiss existing contract expired earlier this summer, but the club have been locked in talks over an extension for some time.

All parties are now confident an agreement has been reached and he is set to put pen to paper on a deal that will extend his time at the club where he has graduated from the ranks to be a star man.

The 27-year-old impressed last season and he was rewarded by winning his first Scotland cap in March.

Palmer, who can play in multiple positions including right-back and right midfield, is currently Wednesday’s longest-serving player and has accumulated 225 appearances for the club.

In other Sheffield Wednesday news, it can be REVEALED that the club are plotting a raid to sign a Premier League defender with extensive international and top-flight experience.