Young Northampton Town striker Ivan Tovey has today signed an improved contract that will keep him at the club until 2017 reports BBC Sport.
A homegrown talent from the Northampton academy, 18 year-old Tovey guided the League Two club to safety at the end of last season after scoring three times in the last two games.
The youngster made his senior debut at just 16 years-old in an FA Cup tie after coming off the bench against Bradford. In fact, 13 of his first 14 appearances for The Cobblers came from the bench before he scored twice against Dagenham and Redbridge and once against Oxford to prevent the club dropping out the football league.
Although he still had two years left on his current contract, manager Chris Wilder said that the players impact and potential is clear to see. “We are the excited about the progress he as an individual and we as a club could make in the next three years” stated Wilder.
“He has still got a long way to go and Ivan knows that competition for places will be tough next season, but if he keeps working hard and progressing he could have a very bright future in the game” added the Northampton manager.
Northampton’s striking options for next season consist of Tovey, Emile Sinclair and new signing Marc Richards. Meanwhile Alex Nicholls is participating in pres-season to try to prove his fitness and David Moyo is considering a contract offer.