Crewe Alexandra have been boosted by the news that teenage midfielder Luke Murphy has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
The 19-year-old broke into the side at the back end of last season and has made six League One appearances this time around.
Murphy has admitted it came as somewhat of a shock when the club revealed they were offering him new terms.
"It was a shock to be offered a new contract. I was quite shocked when Dario (Gradi) called me into the office and he presented me with a new offer," he told the club's official website.
"Obviously, I am absolutely delighted to be offered a new contract because it is nice to know that the club are pleased with my progress.
"The hard work starts now and I know I have to keep my feet on the ground and keep pushing myself to improve."