Fleetwood keeper pens new deal

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Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has signed a new contract which will keep him with the Highbury club until 2016.

The two-year deal for the 23-year-old Welshman leaves just one man out of contract at Fleetwood - right back Conor McLaughlin.

Maxwell became Fleetwood’s first choice between the posts towards the end of last season, ousting home town hero Scott Davies.

Since making his debut at Wycombe in February, Maxwell has been an ever-present in the Fleetwood side and a key player in the defence which kept a clean sheet in all three play-off games.

That run culminated in victory at Wembley, Maxwell’s third visit to the home of English football in two seasons.

Since signing for Town in the summer of 2012 former Welsh under-21 international has spent two spells out on loan, first at Wrexham then with Cambridge United.

Between his spells at the Abbey Stadium and Highbury Maxwell kept a total of 27 clean sheets last term with both clubs winning promotion.

Talks on McLaughlin’s new deal have been delayed due to the 22-year-old’s involvement with Northern Ireland who played two games in South America last week.

It is hoped there will be progress on that front next week despite reported interest from Bristol City.