Wrexham AFC are delighted to announce Ryan Austin has signed his first professional deal, putting pen to paper on a deal until 2022.
Lifelong Wrexham fan Austin, 18, has been training with the first team this season and has appeared on the first-team bench, as well as forming part of the travelling squad on several occasions.
Austin was part of Dan Nolan's successful youth team squad, which won their National League Alliance Division H title in 2019-20 on points per game, having won 12 of their 15 matches before the season was curtailed due to COVID-19.
The powerful defender becomes the third member of that squad, which also reached the second round of the FA Youth Cup, to sign professional terms with the club, joining fellow defender Max Cleworth and striker Jake Bickerstaff.
Wrexham AFC are also delighted to announce both Cleworth and Bickerstaff have signed extensions to their contracts, and have joined Austin in committing until the end of the 2021-22 season.
Both Cleworth and Bickerstaff, who are currently on loan at Caernarfon Town, made their senior debuts in the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Scottish Challenge Cup last season, with Bickerstaff scoring against Ayr United on his debut.
Both players then signed pro terms in the summer, with Bickerstaff making six appearances this season and Cleworth one before moving to the Cofis for the remainder of the season.
Executive director Humphrey Ker said of the new deals, "We have been keen to tie down some of the better young talent coming through at Wrexham, so we are delighted all three have signed these contracts."