West Bromwich Albion announced via their official website on Sunday that young defender Jack Fitzwater has signed a contract extension.
The 20-year-old, who has been at The Hawthorns for his entire youth career, is now tied down to the club until the summer of 2020.
Since 2015, Fitzwater has had numerous spells on loan, joining the likes of Chesterfield, Hednesford Town, Forest Green Rovers and Walsall.
Last season the defender caught the eye as he helped keep five clean sheets and score three goals in 15 appearances for Walsall.
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Now that the Baggies have dropped into the Championship, the youngster may get an opportunity for first-team action.
Manager Darren Moore will prioritise promotion to the Premier League, which means that he will need his best team, but as the calibre of opposition is different to that in the top flight, he can afford to give some young guns a chance.
Judging by the reaction to the contract news, West Brom fans are excited about Fitzwater’s future.
Yesss get in, hope he can get in the first team this season
— Ryan (@Ryan_wba1) June 17, 2018
Excellent attitude Jack ??
— Paul Slater (@SlatePaul) June 17, 2018
— Damien Conway (@DamoWBA) June 17, 2018
— Sandra Hughes (@phoenixbaggie) June 17, 2018
That’s great Fitzy congratulation! Buzzing for you ??
— Jack Stern (@JackSternGK) June 17, 2018
Great attitude a proper baggie
— george (@george05052627) June 17, 2018
— Daniel saunderino [IVI] (@dansaunders2001) June 17, 2018