Date: 20th June 2020 at 8:00am
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Crewe Alexandra have confirmed that winger Charlie Kirk has signed a 12-month extension to his deal that was set to expire next summer.

Kirk, 22, who made his debut in February 2016 as a late sub against Rochdale and has already made over 150 appearances, having scored 25 times in all competitions and finished the regular League 2 season with the joint highest-assists in the league with Exeter City’s Randell Williams.

He joins goalkeepers Will Jaaskelainen and Dave Richards in having signed deals that expire in 2022. A full list of the length of each Alex player’s contracts can be found here.

What does this mean for the Alex?

It’s key to the club going forward really that players are tied down to long-term deals (or as long-term as the current circumstances will allow). It’ll be interesting to see if Kirk and some of the other lads kick on in League 1 next season.

It also seems that the days of the talented, club-grown players running deals down to their expiration date are coming to an end and hopefully there are a few more of these deals for players who run out of contract this time next year that’ll be offered and signed in the near future.