Dunfermline Athletic are set to secure the signature of Sheffield Wednesday defender Isaac Rice (Sun).

The 20-year-old is highly-rated and captained the Sheffield Wednesday development squad to a successful youth league season. But he is now out-of-contract as the Hillsborough club prepare for life in League One, following their relegation from the English Championship.

The Owls youngster is set for Dunfermline. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Rice made his first-team debut for Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup against Exeter City in January. Rice hasn’t been short on offers both north and south of the border but it appears as if Scottish Championship side Dunfermline will win the race for the defender.

New East End Park manager Peter Grant is said to be a big admirer of the defender and could make him one of his first recruits as Dunfermline boss. The Sheffield Wednesday defender would be a welcome addition, captain Euan Murray leaving the club for Kilmarnock already this summer while Steven Whittaker has retired.

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