Jamie Shackleton: To have another four years is fantastic

Midfielder on new deal.

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Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton spoke to LUTV after signing a new contract with the club.

The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2024.

Shackleton spoke of his delight at signing a new deal with his boyhood club, just weeks after securing promotion to the Premier League.

“It’s an amazing feeling to have another four years at this club,” said Shackleton.

“I’ve been at this club forever really in terms of my life, so to have another four years is fantastic.

“I joined aged seven along with Robbie Gotts and Alfie McCalmont and we’ve been in the same team from the very start, coming through all the age groups.

“We’re really close mates and for us all to be out there holding the Championship trophy together a few weeks ago was a special moment for us.

“My family have been brilliant throughout my whole journey, I don’t think without them I would be in this situation.

“My mum has been massive getting me to where I needed to be, back when I was seven or eight-years-old, taking me here, there and everywhere to train and without her, I wouldn’t be sat here today.

“I’ve racked up a few appearances coming off the bench and with a few starts, but I hadn’t had the goal and to get that ticked off away at Derby was a pretty special moment.

“Promotion to the Premier League still hasn’t sunk in yet and I don’t think it will until we get onto the pitch in the first game at Elland Road and I’m sure it will be amazing.”

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