Tranmere Rovers youngster Jake Kirby has expressed his delight after securing his future until summer 2017, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The 20 year old has said he feels good about his two-year contract extension with the Rovers and that it will allow him to focus on playing and scoring more for the first team.
Kirby, born in Liverpool, is a development in Tranmere’s youth system but made 35 first-team appearances last season and has staked a claim in the first team squad.
Kirby said ”My long term future is sorted and I’m happy to sign. Now I can concentrate on the next couple of seasons, getting more games and scoring more goals. I want to get more goals. I scored a couple last season which was okay because it was my first season in the first-team squad.”
His main target is to add a solid tally of goals next campaign. ”In 2014/15 I want to score a lot more.” added Kirby.
Kirby didn’t expect to make such quick progression and make as many starts as he has done in his second successive season at Prenton Park.
”At the start of last season I was on the bench and then dropped out altogether with an injury. When I came back in October, I went straight into the first-team and went on to play 35 games I’ve got to be happy with that.” said Kirby.
Kirby is looking forward to a new season with a new manager, in Rob Edwards and the promising home-grown players technique that has been set by the club.
”I’m looking forward to the new season. I’ve met the new manager and hopefully I can impress him early on. Next season should be a good opportunity for me.” said Kirby.