Fleetwood Town can confirm that young defender Lewis Baines has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
Baines, a left-footed central defender, was handed a professional contract with Town in the summer of 2017 after impressing for the club's under 18's side.
The 19-year old had two successful loan spells last season at non-league sides Bamber Bridge and Ashton United, with the two clubs going on to secure promotion in their respective divisions.
Baines also made his senior debut last season for the Cod Army in the Checkatrade Trophy match at Carlisle United, where Town went on to win 2-1.
Speaking about his new deal, Baines was delighted to have put pen to paper, and can’t wait to push on under Head Coach Joey Barton.
“I am very happy to have signed this new contract,” said Baines.
“I think going out on loan and playing men’s football was great, and it was a completely new adventure for me and now I have done that, my game has changed.
"When I look at where I was then compared to where I am now, I feel a different player, so my time away really has benefitted me.
“The gaffer speaks really highly of the young players at this club and has integrated us into the first team training sessions and that will only help us.
“The aim for me over the next two years is to continue working hard and hopefully be a part of the first team squad."
To support Lewis Baines and the Cod Army this season, why not get hold on the new Onward Card. Below are the different ways you can get yours today:
To buy the Onward Card through the annual payment scheme, you can either visit www.onwardcard.co.uk , call 01253 775080 or come to the club shop at Highbury Stadium and Poolfoot Farm.
If you want to pay in cash, this will only be available in person at the club shop.
The option to spread the cost over ten months via Zebra Finance is also available for fans by calling 01253 775080, getting yourself to the store, or buying it online at www.zebraseasonticketfinance.com/clubs/fleetwood-town-fc.
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