Sky Bet Championship club Birmingham City have agreed a contract extension with highly rated youngster Connal Trueman according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 21-year-old Birmingham born stopper has impressed the coaching staff at St Andrews enough to be offered a new three-year deal which the player has promptly signed.

Trueman is tipped for a big future in the game and while the youngster is yet to make his first team debut for The Blues, he has been named amongst the substitutes on a handful of occasions.

The player has been a regular for the club’s development squad at under-23 level this season and next season could see the youngster either compete with other senior keepers for the number one jersey or the more likely option would see Birmingham City loan Trueman out to get some first team games under his belt.

The long term contract offered to Trueman is clearly a sign that The Blues believe in the player’s talent and should the keeper work hard with the coaching staff at St Andrews, the club could be prepared to hand the youngster his chance to impress.

Just 12 months ago, the club offered Trueman an extension of just one year but a number of good performances at under-23 level have shown City that there is a potential star in the making.

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