Djed Spence is the latest youngster to commit his future to the club after signing a new contract.
The 19-year-old put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half year deal with the club on Monday afternoon.
The new contract is seen as just reward for a player, who made his Championship debut against Charlton in December and has now clocked up 12 appearances in the past two months.
“We’re delighted to get Djed tied down for a longer period,” said Head Coach Jonathan Woodgate. “He has done exceptionally well since he came into the team. He earned the right, and he knows he has to keep working hard.
“We speak a lot and he knows the standards he has set, the standards we expect, and that he has to keep listening, keep working, and keep improving. Djed is a great young talent.”
Djed, who joined the club from Fulham in 2018 after impressing during a trial, follows in the footsteps of Hayden Coulson and Marcus Tavernier in agreeing new deals with the club.
“It’s important we keep our young talent,” added the head coach. “These lads have all earned their opportunities and they have taken them. They are the future of this club, and they all understand the importance of working hard and developing themselves as players.”