MAX CLEWORTH has signed a new three-year contract, keeping the centre-back at Wrexham until 2027.

A product of the club's youth programme, Cleworth made his league debut in Phil Parkinson’s first game in charge in August 2021.

The 21-year-old became a permanent fixture in the Wrexham defence in the second half of last season and played his part in the Reds securing runners-up spot in League Two to make it back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history.

Cleworth made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring his first league goal in April's win at Colchester United, and was recognised for his efforts by being voted Young Player of the Season for a second time on the back of his 2021-22 award.

He is now preparing for the club's first season in League One for 19 years and told the club's official website: "“I’m delighted and I wanted to get the contract signed as soon as possible because the club is going in one direction, and I want to be part of the plan going forwards.

“I’ve developed and matured as a player, I’m mentally stronger and I’m looking forward to developing that further with the Club.”