Motherwell FC are today delighted to confirm that promising young star Shaun Hutchinson has signed a two-year contract extension.
Hutchinson, 20, roared back into the first-team in the second half of last season; new boss Stuart McCall managing to get the England U21 hopeful back to the form that made him a standout at the beginning of the 2009/2010 campaign.
His contract was due to expire next summer but after penning a new deal, he is now tied to the club until June 2014.
The young defender said, “As soon as the club made it known they were keen to extend my contract I was delighted to sign.
“I am really enjoying my football and to have the security for another three years is brilliant. The second part of last season was going great; the only disappointment being the season had to end as I was ready for another half.
“I also really enjoy working with Stuart McCall. His training is excellent and he has all the players really bursting a gut for him. It’s a great environment for any player, particularly one who is young and looking to develop their career.”
Chief Executive Leeann Dempster said, “This is a further demonstration of our commitment to producing and nurturing young talent at the club; we’re absolutely delighted Shaun has agreed to extend his deal. Finding and keeping the best talent is critical to the future development of our football club.
“We have an overriding strategy here at Motherwell and this type of deal sits at the very core of it.
“There was interest in Shaun from some big clubs on both sides of the border but we have opted not to cash in on him at this point and under the stewardship of our excellent management team here at Fir Park, we know we can bring his game on even more.
“He has also shown real loyalty to the club and a desire to play and no praise is high enough as far as I am concerned.”