Leeds extend Byram contract

  • Last Updated: August 20 2012, 16:43 BST

Sam Byram has committed his future to Leeds after signing a new three-year contract.

Leeds have extended Byram's contract

The 18-year-old defender was awarded his first professional deal at the end of last season, but he is now tied to Elland Road until 2015 after impressing for the senior side in pre-season.

Byram made his competitive debut for the first team in last week's Capital One Cup win over Shrewsbury, and he retained his place for the Championship opener against Wolves.

"I'm delighted," said Byram. "I didn't expect anything like this at all when we started back six or seven weeks ago.

"I was in the squad for the first pre-season game and I just wanted to do well and impress the manager. We went on the tour after that, but I didn't expect to be involved when we came back.

"But it's been good. I played a part in a every game. The manager and the staff have been really encouraging, and they said they've liked my attitude."

"My aims are still the same as they were over the summer in that hopefully I can play as much as possible and be involved."