Ipswich Town have confirmed that they have taken up the option to extend Myles Kenlock’s contract which will keep him at Portman Road until the end of next season.
✍️ | Town have taken up the option on @myleskenlock's contract which will keep him at Portman Road until the end of the 2019/20 season.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) March 19, 2019
His previous deal was up in the summer but Paul Lambert has clearly been impressed with the 22-year-old and the club have now tied him down for an extra year.
The defender barely featured under former boss Paul Hurst but he has established himself as a regular in the side since Lambert took over.
And, whilst the Tractor Boys are certain to be relegated, they have been very competitive in recent weeks, drawing six of their last seven games, with Kenlock and a strong defence a key reason for that.
He will hope to continue his own decent for for the remainder of the season as Lambert looks to shape a squad that can bounce back from League One as soon as possible.
Of course, this move is also a case of Ipswich protecting an asset, as Kenlock was going to be available on a free transfer in the summer.
This is good news for Ipswich and the fans are sure to be delighted as Kenlock has done well since he forced his way into the side and is a promising player.
Lambert will surely see him as the number one left-back moving forward and it will be good for the player to get a good run of games in the side.
He can now focus completely on his football and the club will surely want to tie him down to a longer deal if he impresses.
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