Sarpreet Singh has signed a new two-year contract with Wellington Phoenix following an outstanding debut season that saw him score four goals in 11 appearances.
Singh says he is now looking forward to helping the team bounce back from a disappointing 9th finish last season.
‘‘I see my future here as I want to help bring success and trophies to the club," the 19-year-old All White said.
‘‘This year, the focus is very much on progressing more than last year and the squad is shaping up to include a lot of quality.
‘‘Steven (Taylor) is obviously a very big statement and it shows the ambition of the club and I want to be a part of that.
‘’The gaffer’s vision, to bring a never-say-die winning mentality to the team, is starting to take shape and I really want to be a big part of that.’’
Singh's A-league success earned him a call up to the New Zealand national team against Canada before going on to score his first International goal against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup in India in June.
Coach Mark Rudan, was very keen on tying down Singh when he first arrived and is happy that a deal has been agreed.
“The impact he's made and character shown when entering the senior side at 19 years of age is to be commended," Rudan said.
‘‘He is such a young talent with quality that fits in perfectly with what we are trying to achieve in unearthing Kiwi footballers and developing that raw ability.
‘‘He has worked so hard in pre-season and I am looking forward to seeing him develop further this season.’’