Goalkeeper Pardington signs new contract

Academy goalkeeper James Pardington has put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at Wolves for another 12 months.

The 18-year-old stopper, who made nine appearances for Darren Ryan’s under-18s last season, as well as being a member of the under-23 squad, has signed a new contract with the club until 30th June 2020, with the agreement including an additional one-year option.

Pardington initially joined Wolves in August 2018 from Rushall Olympic, with his original deal set to expire this summer.

Scott Sellars, Academy manager at Wolves, is happy with the development displayed by the young goalie. He said: “James came to us last year and he’s developing nicely. He’s great physically; he’s tall and brave, and we’re all very pleased with his development.

“Throughout last season he worked really hard and we felt he deserved longer with the club as we see a lot of potential in him.”

After Pardington becoming a regular member of Rob Edward’s title-winning under-23s towards the end of the season, Sellars is hoping the keeper can now spend time out on loan to get much-needed experience and regular game time under his belt.

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