Southampton: Cody Cropper and Jake Sinclair sign new deals

Jake Sinclair
Sinclair scored five goals for the Development Squad last season

Southampton youngsters Cody Cropper and Jake Sinclair have signed new one-year deals with the Premier League club.

Goalkeeper Cropper, 21, was an unused substitute a number of times last season, while 19-year-old forward Sinclair made his debut in the 5-1 win over Barnsley in the Capital One Cup.

"I've been here since I was eight so hopefully I can keep progressing and get in the manager's plans.

"Hopefully, when I get started, I'll kick on," Sinclair said.

Cropper, who joined Saints from Ipswich Town in 2012, added to the club website:external-link "It feels great to sign."

"I think it's a great opportunity for me as a player to come in and work hard under the new staff and hopefully earn another contract."

Cropper and Sinclair join fellow Development Squad players Omar Rowe and Sam McQueen in signing new contracts ahead of 2014-15.

New Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is yet to make any major signings after seeing England internationals Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana join Liverpool and, another, Luke Shaw leave for Manchester United.

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