Di’Shon Bernard has explained how his move to Sheffield Wednesday came about, and why he chose to move to S6.

Sheffield Wednesday announced the signing of former Chelsea and Manchester United youngster Bernard, 22, earlier in the summer, with the defender signing on a permanent deal following his United release.

Bernard spent part of last season on loan at Portsmouth in League One where he racked up 10 league outings for the club, then heading out on international duty this summer where he helped Jamaican reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

And speaking to the club ahead of tonight’s EFL Cup opening round game v Stockport County, Bernard explained hiw his move to Sheffield Wednesday came about.

He said:

“I was on international [duty], so I was fully concentrating on that, and then when I came back I was figuring out where to move, and once my agent mentioned Sheffield Wednesday – the big club as it is – I thought it was something that I’d definitely get on board to.

“So once I heard about it, agent got to work, and it got done.”

And quizzed on why he chose Sheffield Wednesday, Bernard added:

“It’s a place with great history and good ambitions really, and I think it’s somewhere that I can play and get better.”

Bernard looks set to make his Owls debut in tonight’s game v League Two side Stockport, after being an unused substitute in last Friday’s opener v Southampton.

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A chance for Bernard to shine…

Bernard has had a bit of a stop-start career so far. He was somewhat stuck in the youth teams at United and not getting as much game time as he might have hoped out on loan. But he’s coming off the back of a good summer with Jamaica and he should be ready to take on the Champisonhip with Wednesday.

We could well see him get his debut tonight in what promises to be another tricky game for the Owls. Stockport, despite being a League Two side, will be right up for tonight’s challenge and so Xisco Munoz’s side need to be ready to match their efforts.

But Bernard, on the whole, looks like a very good signing for Wednesday, and the club could give him the platform to start really progressing and showing people what he can do.