SIGNED | Luke Young’s contract extended until end of the 2020-21 season

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 26 Feb 2020

Wrexham AFC are pleased to confirm midfielder Luke Young’s contract has been extended until the end of the 2020-21 season.

A trigger to allow the extension in the 27-year-old’s contract has been activated, allowing both parties to agree to a further 12 months.

A contender for Player of the Season, the popular Devon-born midfielder has made 39 appearances for the club this season, scoring three goals.

It builds on an impressive showing last season too, when he made 48 appearances in all competitions and won the Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy for his long-range effort against Dagenham & Redbridge.

And on extending his stay at the Racecourse for a further season, Young said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to play as many games as I have, to stay injury-free and be fit - it’s probably been the most consistent season I’ve had for a while. I can’t have too many complaints on a personal note.

“The incentive was there to play as many games as I can, and I’ve reaped the rewards with another year’s contract.

“It was difficult to move away from everybody [at home], but I feel like I’ve reaped the rewards. It’s been two different seasons but successful in terms of personal reasons for me, and we are moving in the right direction as a whole.”

Looking forward, Young added: “First and foremost, the aim is to be safe and make sure we’re in this league next year. With the players under contract already,  we’ve got a good spine [for next season]. We’ve got a good amount of players to work with and the players the gaffer has brought in have been positive.

“Promotion is still the long-term goal. We can only concentrate on what we’re doing now, and that is staying in this league, but if we can push on now, it sets us up nicely for a good pre-season.”

Manager Dean Keates said of Young: “I’m glad he’s staying. Since I’ve been in charge, he has been one of the most consistent players. 

“I love everything about him - the way he plays, and what the fans see, is exactly how he trains. He’s a pro, and as a personality he is everything I want at the football club.”

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