Date: 5th July 2011 at 10:25am
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Wednesday have this morning confirmed the signing of out-of-contract Nottingham Forest defender Julian Bennett.

As revealed on Vital Wednesday earlier, Bennett becomes the Owls’ third signing of the summer after David Prutton and Rob Jones and has penned a two-year contract at Hillsborough.

The 26-year-old left-back is no stranger to Owls boss Gary Megson, who signed Bennett while he was manager at the City Ground.

Bennett told the official SWFC site: ‘It’s fantastic to be here and I am looking forward to the challenge.

‘When a club like Sheffield Wednesday shows interest in you, it doesn’t take too much thinking about.’

He came through the Forest Academy before moving across the Midlands for a spell with the Saddlers before returning to help Forest to promotion from League 1 and picking up the club’s player of the season award along the way.

Bennett comes in to replace left-back Tommy Spurr, who left for Doncaster Rovers.