The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

STEVENAGE are con­vinced they have kept hold of a unique tal­ent af­ter an­nounc­ing that Ben Kennedy signed an ex­tended con­tract with the club on Fri­day.

The 20-year-old striker agreed a deal un­til 2019, af­ter mak­ing more than 70 ap­pear­ances for the club since his first-team de­but in Jan­uary 2015.

Kennedy, a North­ern Ire­land Un­der-21 in­ter­na­tional, had notched nine goals this term head­ing into the week­end.

Chair­man Phil Wal­lace said: “Ben is a unique tal­ent. He is a big-game player and we have worked hard to de­velop him on and off the pitch.”

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