Northampton Town apprentice Ivan Toney has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2017.
The 18-year-old local lad scored three vital goals after starting the final two games of the League Two season to help the Cobblers retain their League Two status.
“Everyone saw the impact Ivan made at the end of the season and we were keen to tie him down to a longer deal,” said manager Chris Wilder.
“We are the excited about the progress he as an individual and we as a club could make in the next three years.”
Toney made his senior debut, aged 16, by coming off the bench in a FA Cup tie at Bradford City in 2012 and has made 16 appearances in total for the club.
“He already had two years left on his contract anyway, but we wanted to offer him improved terms for a longer period that more accurately reflects the progress he has made,” added Wilder.
“He has still got a long way to go but if he keeps working hard and progressing he could have a very bright future in the game.”