LUCAS Akins has signed a one-year extension to his Burton Albion contract which will tie him to the club until the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Akins originally joined Burton Albion in the summer of 2014 and has seen the Brewers rise from League 2 to the Championship.
As well as being able to play as a front man, on the wing and in midfield, Akins has been the Brewers regular penalty taker.
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough said: “I think it’s important to try and tie your best players down and Lucas has been one of our most consistent performers and has that versatility that means he can fill several positions.
“His work rate and his fitness is second to none. He always turns up immaculate for pre-season and you can see that in games.
“He joined the club in League 2 and is now playing in the Championship and he has earned his contract.
“If he had been out of contract in the summer I’m sure he would have attracted some interest, so it’s nice that his contract’s been extended and that he wants to stay and be part of where we are trying to go.”
Akins said: “I am delighted to be extending my stay and I’m over the moon to be offered the opportunity to do that.
“I came to the club in League 2 and what a journey it has been so far and hopefully that can continue.
“I have learnt a lot in my time here, managed to play in a number of positions which is something I have enjoyed and which is only going to help my football education. I have been very fortunate to work under some good managers and I believe I’m in the best place to progress under this management team, who have been second to none and who I can’t thank enough for what they have done for me so far.
“I believe this is definitely the right place for me and I want to continue my progression here.”