Date: 16th May 2009 at 9:05pm
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The first of the quality signings promised by Brian Laws – Darren Purse pens a two year deal following his release by Cardiff.

Laws spoke to the official site: ‘My main priority this summer is to sign players with quality and experience. In Darren Purse we have secured the services of someone with both of those qualities in abundance.’

‘He has experience of getting promoted from this division and of playing at the very top level but most importantly he is a leader on the pitch. We already have some excellent young players at Sheffield Wednesday and Darren will help bring out the best in the other defenders around him.’

‘The improved budget I have been provided this year has enabled me to make some positive movements in the transfer already and I am confident of making one or two more additions in the not too distant future.’

An excellent addition to the squad: proven Championship experience and certain to be a ‘voice’ on the pitch and off.