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Kirby Signs New Contract

By Matthew Jones
January 31 2013

Youngster extends Tranmere stay until 2015

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Tranmere Rovers youngster Jake Kirby has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract, keeping him at the club until 2015.

The 18-year old made his Tranmere debut as a substitute on the final day of the 2011/12 season against Scunthorpe United.

Although he has only added a further six appearances to his tally this campaign, all from the substitutes bench, he has regularly been named in the 18-man match day squad and is a player who excites Rovers boss Ronnie Moore.

Kirby, who most regularly features on the wing, is a product of Tranmere's successful Centre of Excellence and signed his first professional contract, a one-year deal, alongside fellow youth team players Cole Stockton and Will Vaulks last season.

Kirby Jake

Defender Vaulks has now left the club and is now playing for Falkirk in Scotland, but striker Cole Stockton also signed a two year contract extension earlier this week.

On the signing of the contract, Rovers boss Ronnie Moore said: "I’m delighted to keep Jake at the club for another two seasons. 

“He has been really unfortunate not to be involved more this season because of the form of other players, but I really believe he has a big future at Tranmere.
“He’s bright and enthusiastic, wants to learn and if he keeps up his hard work in training hopefully it will pay off.”

Rovers boss Ronnie Moore will now continue to work at extending the contracts of more experienced members of the squad, including Zoumana Bakayogo.

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31/01/2013 10:43
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Hoots Mon
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Re: Kirby Signs New Contract
31/01/2013 10:50
Good luck to him but I've not personally seen anything special there so far[but obviously the manager thinks he has].Would much rather we were saying this about the much maligned[especially on another website]Vaulks.

Mohammed (IP Logged)

Re: Kirby Signs New Contract
31/01/2013 15:36
Not king kirby like king cole

Journeyman79 (IP Logged)

Re: Kirby Signs New Contract
31/01/2013 18:37
Hopefully not the only Jake that puts pen to paper today!

Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Kirby Signs New Contract
31/01/2013 20:05
I was a little surprised by this, because I expected Tranmere might shelve him in June / July.

Unlike Power or Stockton, I've not come across any solid reasoning for Kirby, although if Tranmere get promoted, Kirby could sell for around 50% - 100% more, as his increased price wouldn't be too much for a lot of lower league clubs, as he's probably worth about £50,000 right now.

Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

bigmart (IP Logged)

Re: Kirby Signs New Contract
31/01/2013 21:57
Why are people questioning Ronnies judgement? Trust Ronnie he knows what hes doing

TBTRFC (IP Logged)

Re: Kirby Signs New Contract
02/02/2013 08:32
I agree with Hoots on this, i'm yet to see anything from jake that suggests this deal is worth it. Still believe Ellis Healing was the best winger from that youth team also. Hopefully Jake does well though.

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