Sky Blues goalkeeper Lee Burge extends his stay with the club by penning his first long-term deal
Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge has signed a new three-year contract which keeps him at the club until June 2017.
The 21-year-old has produced a string of impressive performances as first choice goalkeeper for the Sky Blues' Under-21s side during the 2013/14 campaign which has resulted in him being awarded his first long-term professional deal.
Burge signed his first one-year professional deal with the Sky Blues in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to enjoy a successful loan spell with Nuneaton Town in early 2013 where he kept ten clean sheets to help maintain Boro's Conference status.
The youngster, who joined the Sky Blues Academy as a 12-year-old, has been understudy to first team goalkeeper Joe Murphy throughout City's 2013/14 League One campaign and development director Steve Waggott said he was delighted to secure a long-term committment from another promising Academy graduate.
"Steven Pressley has been very impressed with Lee's progression. The manager is also a regular at Under-21s fixtures and has been equally impressed with his performances so we're delighted that he has agreed a new contract with us," Waggott said.
"We believe that Lee has a very bright future. He has been working closely with goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic for a number of years who speaks very highly of his potential and we look forward to him realising that potential with us."