Date: 21st February 2018 at 11:03pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that young goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne has now signed a new contract extension at the club.

The stopper has put pen to paper on a deal that will now keep him contracted to Wolves until the end of the 2019/20 season and he has been with us since joining our Academy at 11 years of age.

Having worked through our youth ranks since that time, he made his first team debut at the Molineux in a Championship fixture against Fulham back in December 2016 and the 21 year old went on to make seven appearances in the 2016/17 season – including our two one fourth round FA Cup victory over Liverpool at Anfield that year.

In recent seasons he has enjoyed loan spells with Lowestoft Town, Corby Town, Telford United and Barnet to gain further experience and aide his development.

Speaking to the Official Website after penning his new deal, he explained.

‘It feels really good to extend my time with the club. Wolves is on a massive high at the moment and they`ve got big expectations in the future so it`s great to be a part of that. There`s been highs and lows over the last 18 months but it`s good that I`ve got that first team experience behind me and it`s great to see the lads doing really well this season.’

Burgoyne went on to say about the goalkeeping unit at the club that he knew he was benefiting from that when it came to advice and the level of training.

‘We`ve got a really good bond as three ‘keepers. We`ve been really close to each other, treating each other with respect and giving each other advice. I`ve been really happy working with the other goalkeepers this year and I feel like I`ve learnt quite a lot from them. Obviously it was great last year to get the experience of playing but, when I was a little bit younger, a previous goalkeeping coach told me that, as a goalkeeper, you`ve got to learn not to play. It`s really important that, when you`re not playing, you`re doing all the right things off the pitch to make yourself better. And I think I`ve been doing that really well over the last few months, spending extra time in the gym. Work that I wouldn`t be able to do if I was playing.’

Sporting Director, Kevin Thelwell, also reflected on Burgoyne’s development in recent times and was rightly pleased to see him sign up for longer.

‘Harry has been with us for a long time and continues to make excellent progress. Last season in particular he demonstrated how good he can be and despite limited opportunities this season his potential remains high. We hope that this new contract demonstrates our confidence in him and gives him the time and space to develop into a first team starting goalkeeper at Wolves.’