Doncaster Rovers: Mitchell Lund signs new contract until 2019

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Mitchell Lund has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Doncaster Rovers.

The 19-year-old defender becomes the second player within five days to pen a new deal at the Keepmoat Stadium, following Cedric Evina’s lead.

Lund told the club’s official website: “I’m buzzing as my future is at this club and I can’t really ask for much more.

“The hard works starts here. I can’t let it go to my head.

“It’s great, my confidence is right up there now so I just need to take that on to the pitch and perform and hopefully I can stay at the club as long as I can.

“The gaffer believes in me so I need to prove it to him, the fans, my family and my teammates.”

Lund scored his first senior goal in the recent 3-1 win in the FA Cup at Cambridge United, a game that saw him return from a problematic shoulder injury.

Injury aside he has been a regular under new boss Darren Ferguson.

After the win at the Abbey Stadium, Ferguson said: “It was a tough battle but Mitchell is a tough boy, I had no worries about that. He’s tough enough.

“I was pleased with him. I’ve got high hopes for him. He’s a good player.”

Leeds-born Lund first arrived at Rovers at the age of 12, progressing through the youth set up before being handed his first professional contract in May 2014.