Farmer extends Wolves stay

Owen Farmer has signed a three-year contract extension at Wolves, less than a year after penning his first professional contract with the club.

The 19-year-old has once again been rewarded for his form and progression over the last 12 months which has seen the attacker become a regular in the under-21s and earn first-team opportunities.

Farmer was recognised at the end of 2022/23 as the club’s Academy Player of the Season and Scholar of the Season, further emphasising his impressive rise through the ranks since arriving at Compton Park as a 14-year-old.

Signed by the local recruitment team, Farmer had been on the academy’s radar since he was just 11 following time at Solihull FC and Highgate United.

Now a key player within James Collins’ 21s, Farmer’s future in Old Gold has been secured and academy manager for football, Jon Hunter-Barrett, is delighted to see the youngster put pen-to-paper.

“I’m delighted to extend Owen’s contract beyond his previous terms,” Hunter-Barrett said. “It’s something that he’s wanted throughout his progression over the last six months.

“He spent his whole pre-season with the first-team so he got the best possible opportunity to get elite provision around senior players and has returned to James Collins’ fold.

“He’s now starting to hit his form with plenty of assists that we have seen for Nathan Fraser and he’s also added a goal in there for himself too.

“Being around the first-team always gives the opportunity to see what great looks like before bringing it back to this environment. I’d now like to see Owen be an integral part of James’ team during this current season with plenty of goals and assists.”