AJ Leitch-Smith signs new one-year Crewe Alexandra deal

AJ Leitch-Smith

Crewe Alexandra striker AJ Leitch-Smith has signed a new contract tieing him to Gresty Road for another 12 months.

Crewe-born Leitch-Smith, 22, has scored 12 times in 51 games since signing for his home-town club five years ago.

But he hopes there are more to come after penning a new 12-month deal with a slightly-improved goal bonus and the option of a further year on top.

"I'm delighted he's decided to stay. I hope we can make him a better player," Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Sport.

"I'd like to think that he can become the 15 to 20 goal a season man we need."

Leitch-Smith scored the Alex's crucial opener in the 3-0 Easter Monday win over Mark McGhee's Bristol Rovers, taking his tally to seven for the season.

He follows defenders Harry Davis and Adam Dugdale in pledging his future to promotion-chasing Crewe.

But the club will wait to see what division they are in next season before making final decisions over their other soon to be out-of-contract first-team regulars, Dave Artell, Byron Moore, Danny Shelley, Lee Bell and keeper Steve Phillips.

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