Leeds United have secured the future of academy graduate, Jamie Shackleton, signing a new four-year contract with the 20-year old.
The youngster has made a total of 48 appearances for Leeds, scoring his first goal away at Derby County, almost two years after making his senior debut in the same fixture, before quickly scoring his second against Charlton in the next game.
✍️ #LUFC are delighted to announce Jamie Shackleton has agreed a four-year deal with the club— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 12, 2020
Shackleton spoke to LUTV, saying: “It’s an amazing feeling to have another four years at this club,” said Shackleton.
“I’ve been at this club forever really in terms of my life, so to have another four years is fantastic.
“I joined aged seven along with Robbie Gotts and Alfie McCalmont and we’ve been in the same team from the very start, coming through all the age groups.
“We’re really close mates and for us all to be out there holding the Championship trophy together a few weeks ago was a special moment for us.
“My family have been brilliant throughout my whole journey, I don’t think without them I would be in this situation.
“My mum has been massive getting me to where I needed to be, back when I was seven or eight-years-old, taking me here, there and everywhere to train and without her, I wouldn’t be sat here today.
“I’ve racked up a few appearances coming off the bench and with a few starts, but I hadn’t had the goal and to get that ticked off away at Derby was a pretty special moment.
“Promotion to the Premier League still hasn’t sunk in yet and I don’t think it will until we get onto the pitch in the first game at Elland Road and I’m sure it will be amazing.”