Alessandra pens new Latics deal

Teenage striker commits to Oldham

Sheridan: Secured Alessandra's future

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Lewis Alessandra has committed his long-term future to Oldham by signing a new three-year deal.

The Oldham academy graduate only signed professional terms last summer but was due to be out of contract at the end of the season.

The striker has made 10 starts for John Sheridan's side this term and scored his first senior goal in the 3-1 victory over Tranmere last month.

He has now been rewarded for some promising performances with a long-term contract and chief executive Alan Hardy is thrilled to have secured his services.

"We think Lewis has a bright future in the game," Hardy told the club's official website.

"I am sure is game will continue to improve and the goals will start to flow."

Alessandra has also expressed his happiness at the club's faith in him.

"I've always wanted to stay and I'm delighted to have signed," said the 19-year-old.

"I didn't know the length of the contract they were going to offer me and obviously it's nice to know the club are backing me with a long-term deal."