Con­tract boost for Wing

Sunday Sun - - Football -

BORO have re­warded Lewis Wing for his hard work by award­ing him a con­tract ex­ten­sion un­til 2019.

The 22-year-old at­tacker was handed a dream late start to a pro­fes­sional foot­ball ca­reer when Boro snapped him up from North­ern League side Shildon last sum­mer.

Wing scored 37 goals for Shildon last sea­son. He ini­tially joined Boro on a one-year deal but has im­pressed both with Un­der-23 side and briefly in the first team.

He was called up ini­tially for the Carabao Cup­tie against Scun­thorpe United at the River­side, mak­ing his Boro’s Lewis Wing se­nior de­but as a sec­ond half sub­sti­tute.

Then Lewis started the Carabao Cup­tie in the next round at As­ton Villa.

Wing said: “I’m de­lighted to sign a con­tract ex­ten­sion. It’s been fan­tas­tic for me to be involved in the first team and with such a good bunch of lads.

“It’s been a great year for me so far. Now I’m fo­cus­ing on con­tin­u­ing to im­prove.”

Garry Monk said: “We’re pleased to see Lewis sign a new con­tract.

“I’ve said from day one that I want there to be a path­way for young play­ers. I’ve tried to do the same wher­ever I have been.

“The de­vel­op­ment of young play­ers has been an im­por­tant part of the fab­ric of this club and is im­por­tant to us.”

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