Friday saw West Bromwich Albion confirm the contract extension of another promising youth player at the club.
19-year-old Max Melbourne continues his development as a player with a new and improved two-year deal at The Hawthorns. The defender has spent more than a decade at the club working his way through our age levels and he has already joined up with the first-team staff for the pre-season trip to Portugal.
Now back in the UK and a surprisingly sunny West Brom, things have hotted up for the youngster with his new deal and clearly big things are expected from him in the future.
Speaking to wba.co.uk he explained.
“I’m delighted to sign a new deal here and I’m really looking forward to getting started now. I’ve been here since I was eight, West Brom has been a big part of my life. I’ve worked my way up the ranks and now I’m looking to break into first-team football.”
Despite his tender age, he has already experienced a loan spell out to Scottish side Ross County in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign and he took in six first-team games for them to add to the three EFL Trophy matches he took in last year for our Under 23 squad as we faced Coventry, Shrewsbury and Walsall.
He also got an hour under his belt in yesterday’s opening pre-season friendly against Barnet as head coach Darren Moore continues his preparations for the coming Championship season ahead.
— Matt (@MutleyyWBA) July 6, 2018
— Jonathan Evans (@JonathanEvans79) July 6, 2018
Congrats but bloody give Morrison his we don’t wanna lose another one !
— Sparda_43 (@sparda_43) July 6, 2018
Congratulations Max, well done ????????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) July 6, 2018
Heard he’s better than prime roberto Carlos. Well done max!
— Ryan ???????????????????????????? (@Ryan_wba1) July 6, 2018
Well done lad. Keep grafting, under big Dave you may well get your chance in the first team ????
— BaggieBoy93 (@baggie_boy93) July 6, 2018