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CONTRACT NEWS | Sam Dalby signs contract extension

Wrexham AFC take option to extend Young Player of the Season’s current deal

20 October 2023

Wrexham AFC are pleased to confirm the Club has taken up the option to extend striker Sam Dalby’s contract by a further season.

The 23-year-old – voted our Young Player of the Season for 2022/23 – is now contracted until the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

Dalby has scored nine goals since signing in the summer of 2022, and claimed a number of notable assists – including teeing up Jordan Davies’ late winner against Salford last Saturday.

And on his new contract, he said: “I’m really excited. I love it here. I’ve loved it from the start – everyone was really welcoming. Obviously we’re building something big here, so it’s a pleasure to be a part of.

“We had a great season last year, and we’re building on it already, and I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Dalby arrived on the eve of last season from Southend United, and scored his first goal in the 6-0 win at home to Torquay United the following month.

It was at Southend he had made his senior breakthrough, having previously spent time as a young player with Leyton Orient, Leeds United and Watford.

Though often used as a substitute at the start of his Wrexham career, he forced his way into the starting line-up with a number of key performances after the turn of the year.

This included scoring the opening goal in the FA Cup win away to EFL Championship side Coventry City and the dramatic stoppage-time winner away to Aldershot Town.

He started five of the final seven games of the campaign, to help Wrexham over the line in the title race and has made a further 16 appearances so far this season.

On extending the striker’s stay in North Wales, manager Phil Parkinson said: “We were always going to extend Sam’s contract because he is a good young striker who is only going to get better.

“He’s got a lot of potential, and we are looking forward to continue working with him.”

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