Teenage Birmingham City striker Jack Storer has signed a new two-year contract with the Championship club after impressing in pre-season.
The 18-year-old, who initially signed in April on a six-month deal from League Two side Stevenage, has scored seven pre-season goals,
But four of those goals were in what were considered to be senior fixtures.
And, although he was originally brought in to supplement Blues’ Under-21 squad, he is now signed up until 2018.
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But boss Gary Rowett has now included 6ft 1in front man Storer in his first-team squad for 2016-17, and may even involve him in this Saturday’s season opener at home to Cardiff City.
Having previously been in Blues’ academy until Under-15 level, Storer became a Stevenage scholar in 2014, signing his first contract before making his one first-team appearance, as a late substitute in their 3-0 league defeat at Leyton Orient last August.
But he was brought back to St Andrew’s near the end of last season for an undisclosed five-figure fee on the recommendation of Blues development squad coach Richard Beale.
And his two-goal show in Tuesday’s 4-0 win at Aggborough, in which Andy Shinnie and James Vaughan also scored, capped an eye-catching pre-season.