Western Sydney Wanderers have re-signed young gun Lachlan Scott for a further two seasons, keeping him at Red and Black until 2019.
Scott already has two first team goals to his name in Wanderers come-from-behind win against Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Stadium in the FFA Cup.
On Friday night the 19-year-old also set up the crucial late equaliser against Melbourne City – his pressure in the box forcing MotM Neil Kilkenny to turn the ball into his own net in the 91st minute.
The forward was excited about extending his stay with Western Sydney.
“Earning two more years at the Wanderers is what I wanted to achieve this year and to do that makes me a pretty happy man, now I just need to keep working hard and continue to improve as a player,” Scott said.
“Playing in the first team is everyone’s goal so to be there, to be working hard at training and to be getting on the field, it’s pretty amazing.
“You get opportunities at this club and as long as you keep proving yourself the opportunities keep coming, it’s the best club to be at as a youngster.
“Popa has done a lot for me: he brought me up from the youth team and had me training with the first team when I was a youth player before giving me the opportunity to sign and prove myself.”
Scott also singled out serial scorer Brendon Santalab for special thanks.
“Santalab has also done a lot for me in terms of being an older figure at the club,” he said.
“When I was with the youth team he’d come over and talk to me every day and since I’ve joined the first team he’s taken me out for lunch, had a talk to me about how to be a professional, advice on what I should be eating and a few tips like that.”