Teenager Dexter Lembikisa has signed his first professional contract with Wolves.

The defender joined the club five years ago, and signed his scholarship in the summer of 2020.

Lembikisa started 2020/21 with the under-18s, but has already been promoted to the under-23s, and has impressed in the Premier League 2 and the Papa John’s Trophy.

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Wolves technical director Scott Sellars has had his say on the new deal, speaking to the club website.

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“Dexter came to us as a 13-year-old but in the last 15 months, he’s really kicked on with his development. He has progressed really well and is now playing regularly with the under-23s.

“His performances have been excellent. Dexter has always worked really hard on all aspects of his game. It’s because of his hard work that we’ve really seen the benefits in how he’s developed.

 

“For us, age is irrelevant, it’s about how you play and perform. Dexter has had a really good opportunity to kick on this season by being put into a challenging situation.

“But what he has to do now is keep working hard and keep showing that same mentality to want to learn which has got him to this point in his career. If he keeps improving every day, the rest will take care of itself.”

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As Sellars said, the hard work continues now for the young defender after what must be a hugely proud day for him and his family.

Wolves have clearly got great faith in him, pushing him through the ranks this season.

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