Hume extends Tranmere deal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 18-year-old committed his future to the Merseyside club by signing a new deal that ties him to the club until June 2006.
As a 17-year-old, Hume was a member of Canada's Under-20 squad that made last year's World Youth Championships in Argentina and is a top prospect for his country's full international side.
Hume has only made 35 appearances for Tranmere since joining the Prenton Park side in April 2000 - with his last performance coming in a 2-0 defeat against Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday.
On the extension of his Rovers contract, Hume told the Tranmere official website: "Knowing my contract was up at the end of the season, it's now great to know that my future has been settled and how much faith the club have in me.
"It shows the club believe in my ability and it's up to me now to prove it and win a regular first team place."
The speedy hit-man will hope to make his mark with the Division Two outfit as Tranmere look to push for promotion this season.
Tranmere's chief executive Mick Horton added: "We are delighted that Iain has extended his contract by a further three years, which shows his commitment to Tranmere Rovers.
"He is another player who has stepped up from our successful youth programme."
(Picture courtesy of the Canadian Soccer Association - www.canadasoccer.com)