MORECAMBE defender Sam Lavelle has signed a new two year deal with the club.
Lavelle, who has had an excellent season after joining in the summer, has agreed to deal to keep him at the Globe Arena until the end of the 2019/20 season.
“I’ve come a long way from where I was this time last year, I feel I’ve developed more than I ever have previously and I owe a lot to the Gaffer and the club for that.” said the 21-year-old.
He continued; “I was made up when he offered me a new deal, especially two years.
“Hopefully over the next two years we can progress as a team and challenge at the other end of the table.”
Boss Jim Bentley said he was delighted to have secured Sam's signature.
He said: " Sam has really progressed this season and done very well.
"He's likeable character who wants to learn and is very well respected by everyone at the club.
"He's turning into a real fans' favourite and given time and support he'll hopefully continue to improve and fulfil his potential.
"I think we have managed him really well over the past nine months and I'm looking forward to working with him over the coming seasons.
"He's not the finished article but with continued hard work Sam could become a top centre half in the next couple of seasons."