ACADEMY graduates Callum Hawkins and Tom Hewlett have penned new one-year deals with Burton Albion.
The deals will keep both players at the club until the summer of 2022.
21-year-old keeper Hawkins signed his first professional deal with the club in 2018 and has experienced loan spells at local sides Gresley Rovers and Mickleover Sports.
On signing his new deal, Hawkins said: “It’s great to get a new deal and I’m really looking forward to making the next step in my career.
“Working with Andy Quy and the other keepers at the club is helping me to improve all the time and I feel that I’m getting closer to having a breakthrough to one day be a first team regular.”
Both players have suffered long-term injuries since signing their first professional deals with the club. Hawkins suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury back in August 2019 but has since made a full recovery, with Hewlett more recently suffering a broken fibula in training back in January 2021 and continues his rehab ahead of the start of the new season.
Hewlett signed his first professional deal in the summer of 2020. The 19-year-old striker has had loan spells at non-league sides Hednesford Town and Rushall Olympic.
“I’m delighted to be signing a new deal and am grateful to the gaffer and club for their support since suffering my injury,” said Hewlett.
“I really felt that I was starting to really kick on and was doing well in training, but then a freak accident put an end to my season. I’m hoping that I can come back fitter and stronger and repay the faith that everyone at Burton Albion has shown in me.”