New deal for City star
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester City's Bradley Wright-Phillips has signed a four-year contract extension.
Bradley Wright-Phillips has celebrated Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Aston Villa by signing a four-year contract extension.
Despite a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury, the 20-year-old has impressed manager Stuart Pearce this season, prompting City bosses to step in and tie him to the club until 2009.
Wright-Phillips initially agreed a new deal during the summer but, with his long-term future now secured, he admits that he has never imagined leaving the City of Manchester Stadium.
"It's good news all round," he beamed. "I never, ever thought about leaving - I am under the club's wing and the aim now is to get a few starts and score a few goals - simple as that."
The forward returned to action during Monday night's victory, but faces a tough task as he looks to force his way into the first team ahead of hotshot strike duo Darius Vassell and Andy Cole.