Defender Danny Batth has committed his future to Wolves by putting pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half year contract.
The Brierley Hill-born 23-year-old has been one of the cornerstones of a Wolves defence which has been the meanest in Sky Bet League One so far this season, and is the club’s only remaining league ever-present.
Having come through the Academy system having first arrived at Wolves as a ten-year-old, Batth is delighted to have reached the end of lengthy negotiations to tie his future to Molineux until at least 2017.
“We are very pleased to have agreed a new deal with Danny to secure his future for the next three-and-a-half years,” said Wolves’ Chief Executive Jez Moxey.
“Having come through the Academy, he is a player and character who shows the highest level of focus and professionalism both on and off the pitch.
“There have been some lengthy negotiations throughout this process but Danny’s performances have remained consistently high and it is no surprise that he is very popular amongst the Club’s supporters.
“With his future now secured, we are all looking forward to seeing him continue to improve and develop and be a key player for Wolves for many years to come.”
Having come through the Molineux ranks, Batth’s first sustained senior breakthrough came with a loan spell with Colchester in the 2009/10 season, when he made 17 appearances, scoring one goal.
There followed two successful loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday, the second of which saw him make 49 appearances in all competitions as the Owls won promotion from League One in the 2011/12 campaign.
Batth then returned to Wolves last season, making 14 appearances, before grabbing a more sustained chance under Kenny Jackett so far this season and cementing his place as one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Jackett said: “Danny Batth signing a new contract is excellent news for us.
“Sometimes an internal one is as good as any from the outside and that is the situation in this case.
“I am very pleased personally that he has committed his future to the club.
“On his performances and his attitude so far this season he is somebody that, going forward, we can now build things around.”
*Signed and sealed! Danny is pictured with Kenny and Kevin Thelwell, Wolves' Head of Football Development and Recruitment.