JOE Sbarra has signed an extension to his Burton Albion contract that will keep him at the Pirelli Stadium until 2020.
The 18-year-old striker/attacking midfielder is a product of the Burton Albion Academy and has made the step up to join the first team squad.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: “It’s a reward for the progress Joe has made since coming on in the last game of last season against Reading and playing in the Carabao Cup this season. He has become a member of the first team squad and it’s nice that he’s committed himself to the club with this new deal and I’m sure he will have opportunities to play this season.
“It demonstrates a clear path from the Academy to the first team and Joe and Ben Fox should give all the young players at the club motivation to try and achieve the same.”
Sbarra said: “It’s a great club to be a part of and getting an extension on my contract is really good news.
“The first team lads have been really welcoming. They push you, try and get the best out of you to try and help the team on matchday.
“It was brilliant getting a taste of Championship football against Reading and I have had starts in the Carabao Cup which means I have a feel of what first team football is all about.
“I have to keep working hard on the training ground now and if the opportunities come, then grab them with both hands.”