TALENTED teenager Liam Lockett has put pen to paper on a new deal to remain a Worcester City player for the new campaign.
The 19-year-old joins goalkeeper Dan Jezeph, striker Jordan Harrison and playmaker Ethan Moran on contracts for next season.
A deal for Josh Willis is also in place as new City manager Ash Vincent looks to step up preparations for the 2019-2020 Midland Premier Division campaign.
Lockett scooped Players’ Player, Young Player and Managers’ Player of the Year awards last season and Vincent said securing his services for 2019-2020 was a priority.
“I am delighted Liam has decided to stay and develop with us. I honestly believe this is the best place for him to be right now and have another season of men’s football under his belt,” Vincent said.
“He was no doubt mine and the club’s priority this summer and I hope it sets a stall out that I want to keep the best players at the club and help him develop into what I feel will be a very good footballer who has the potential to move into football on a full-time basis.”
Jamie Smith, Chris Withington and Luke English have agreed terms for the new season while Levi Andoh has become the first of five players to agree terms having had offers made to them at the end of the campaign just finished.
Vincent is awaiting news from offers made to hot-shot Dave Reynolds, Kyonn Evans, Sam Hall and Joel Caines.
James Baldwin and James Lemon have left the club after accepting offers to play elsewhere.
Callum McFarlane has been released and forward Jamal Lawrence has also left the club.
Keeper Matt Gwynne will be swapping the City for the Town next season after accepting an offer to join West Midlands League Premier side Pershore Town.