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Leiston striker Harrison Bacon has signed a two-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2021.
The attacking midfielder, who turns 18 this week, enjoyed his debut in senior football last year after being signed from the Blues from Woodbridge Town last Summer.
But in that time he netted 18 goals for the club, including a hat-trick for both the U18’s and Reserves, as well as scoring for the first XI during the 15 first team appearances he made last season.
‘I’m delighted that one of the best young players in this area has committed to us,’ manager Stuart Boardley said.
‘Harrison has done well for us from the off. He gives us something different. He has energy, scores goals and I’ve seen more than enough in him to know that he has a big future. We are building something here over the next three or four years and young players are part of it. Harrison certainly is a big part of it, his two year deal reflects that. We have experienced players here, former pros, who the likes of Harrison will continue to learn off.’
Boardley admits his close to signing ‘two or three more’ as Leiston continue to rebuild after losing players in the summer to other clubs.
‘We have our irons in the fire’, Boardley said.
‘And if we get the players we want, I’m confident we will have a competitive squad.’
Meanwhile, Boardley admitted to being delighted to have coach Steve Foley at Victory Road.
‘Steve’s presence has given us a real buzz’, Boardley admitted.
‘Everyone knows what a good coach he is. He is not just helping the first team but the whole club and it’s a real positive to have him with us.’