Tigers reward Featherstone

City hand teenager new deal

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Hull City teenager Nicky Featherstone has been handed a new three-year deal by the Championship club.

The 18-year-old signed his initial deal last December, which promised a new contract after five first team appearances.

That milestone came when Featherstone started in the Tigers' Carling Cup win at Premier League side Wigan last month and the striker has now signed a deal that will keep him at the KC Stadium until 2010.

"Obviously, I'm delighted to have signed a new contract," Featherstone told hullcityafc.net


"It's come along a bit quicker than I thought it would. My other contract said that after five first team appearances a new contract would be offered and that has happened already."

Featherstone, who has played for City in midfield and on the wing, is hoping he has now done enough to impress boss Phil Brown and earn a place in the Carling Cup third round clash with holders Chelsea later this month.

"It would be great to be involved against Chelsea. It's not every day you get the chance to play against Premiership players," he added.

"Hopefully I'll be given the chance to play in the game. But hopefully I'll be involved in a few more games during the season."