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Long agrees new deal

9 June 2016

Chris Wilder's squad for the 2016-17 campaign has received a further boost, with goalkeeper George Long agreeing to commit his future to United.

The 22-year-old has agreed a new two-year deal and the stopper has confirmed he will officially put pen-to-paper when he returns from holiday.

The Academy graduate made 38 starts in all competitions last season and was an ever present in the starting XI after having regained the number one jersey from the recently-released Mark Howard in November.

Long's extended stay boosts United's goalkeeping department, with young professionals Aaron Ramsdale and Jake Eastwood also contracted for the foreseeable future.

Sheffield born-and-bred Long progressed through the Blades Academy, starring in the run to the FA Youth Cup final in 2011 and has now chalked up 118 senior appearances.

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