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Scott Sellars hails Lee Harkin as youngster pens new deal with Wolves

Scott Sellars has given some comments after Lee Harkin agreed a new deal with Wolves.

The attacker has impressed with the U23s this season, making headlines last month for hitting a brace against West Bromwich Albion in the Black Country derby.

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The U23s have been a fine form since the turn of the year. And Harkin has started each of the last five games under James Collins.

As a reward for his good progress, Wolves have handed him a one-year extension.

There is also an option for a further 12 months.

Harkin joined Wanderers in 2019, signing from Derry City.

In his first season he was with the U18s and was then promoted in season two to the U23s.

This term, Harkin, who can operate anywhere across a frontline, has been operating as a central striker and really shone for the club in both PL2 and the Premier League Cup.

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“Lee’s had a good year. He worked hard coming back from injury to get back into the team. He’s performed really well, and we’ve been pleased with his attitude.

“He’s full of energy, trying to do the right thing, and in the last few weeks he’s met the challenge we set for goals.

“Since he’s been here, he’s been a solid and consistent player, having come with a good reputation, and we’re pleased. There’s always a step up to the under-23s and he’s done that as a first-year pro, so has set a good standard for himself.

Harkin must look at Cundle and Campbell for inspiration

Clearly Wolves staff are very pleased with Harkin’s progression with the U23s.

He is someone that regularly trains with the first-team, and breaking into the first-team will obviously be his goal.

Luke Cundle made his first Premier League start earlier this year, and got his second last week against Newcastle United.

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And against the Magpies, Chem Campbell finally made an appearance.

Bruno Lage is clearly willing to put his faith in young players when he feels the moment is right.

That, and this new contract, should give Harkin great confidence of becoming a Premier League player.