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CONTRACT NEWS | Jake Bickerstaff signs contract extension

Young striker pens new deal to end of 2023/24 season

7 July 2022

Wrexham AFC are pleased to confirm young striker Jake Bickerstaff has signed a contract extension with the Football Club, until the end of the 2023/24 season.

As confirmed at the start of the summer, the Club took the option in Bickerstaff’s contract to extend his stay at the Racecourse Ground.

And the 20-year-old has now signed a new deal, continuing his stay at Wrexham AFC for another two seasons.

On signing the new deal, he said: “I’m over the moon. Everyone can see where this Club is going, and can see the potential it has so I’m happy to be on board.

“You can see on and off the pitch how much has improved since the co-chairmen took over.

“I enjoyed last year’s loan spell with Nantwich Town. It helped with experience, it’s men’s footie – a little bit different, a little bit more physical.

“I want to break in and play as many games as I can, but I need to be ready – whether that’s to play for the first team or to go out on loan, I need to be ready and work hard, and I’m raring to go again now.”

Bickerstaff first signed at Wrexham as a 12-year-old, before spending two seasons in Liverpool’s academy.

On his return to North Wales, he hit the ground running – leading the line for the Wrexham AFC Youth team and scoring on his first-team debut in the Scottish Challenge Cup in 2019.

He was part of the youth team which won the National League Youth Alliance Division H title in 2020, and reached the second round of the FA Youth Cup in the same season, alongside felllow current first-team pros Max Cleworth and Ryan Austin.

As well as making his first league appearances for Wrexham, Bickerstaff has also furthered his development with loan spells at Caernarfon Town and Nantwich Town.

First-team manager Phil Parkinson said: “I’m pleased we’ve got Jake’s contract sorted. He did well during his loan move at Nantwich last season, and we’re looking forward to seeing how he progresses in pre-season, and watching his development through the season.”

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