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Young Albion quartet handed new deals

A photo of academy graduate Jamie Andrews signing a one-year extension to his professional deal

Four of Albion’s young professionals have agreed contract extensions with the club.

Mo Faal, who made his league debut for the Baggies against Sunderland last term, has penned a new two-year deal to keep him at The Hawthorns until June 2025.

The towering forward enjoyed a progressive loan spell at non-league side AFC Fylde, where he contributed an impressive ten goals and two assists from 16 appearances for the Coasters, before returning to the Black Country in March 2023.

Striker Mo Faal

Midfielder Jamie Andrews and goalkeeper Brad Foster have both signed one-year deals and will remain in B71 for the 2023/24 season.

PL2 skipper Andrews made his senior Albion breakthrough under boss Carlos Corberán last term, returning from a beneficial stint away at Yeovil Town to earn his first-team bow against Chesterfield in the Emirates FA Cup.

While shot-stopper Foster, who joined up with the Baggies' U21s side midway through last season, played an important role in their run to the semi-finals of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

And defender Aaron Harper-Bailey, 21, has agreed a new one-year contract with the option of a further term in the club's favour. The centre-back established himself as a regular in Richard Beale’s development side last year after signing from Rushall Olympic during the summer of 2022, and has featured in recent first-team friendlies against Cheltenham Town and Salford City.

A photo of U21s defender Aaron Harper-Bailey signing a one-year extension to his professional deal
Defender Aaron Harper-Bailey

The club have also exercised the option to extend keeper Ted Cann’s contract by a further year. Like fellow academy graduate Andrews, the shot-stopper gained more minutes in men’s football at non-league outfit Leamington during the second half of the 2022/23 season.

Congratulations, lads!

  • Faal
  • Andrews
  • Brad Foster
  • Harper-Bailey
  • Cann