Young goalkeeper Tom Billson has been rewarded with a new contract at Coventry City.
The 20-year-old shot-stopper has signed a fresh deal to 2023 after making his first-team debut earlier this season in the penalty shoot-out defeat to Gillingham in the Carabao Cup.
Billson had also been an unused substitute for City’s first four Championship games of the season as back-up to Marko Marosi, but Ben Wilson is now between the sticks with Lee Camp coming in as cover.
So Billson is back with the Under-23s, where there is a plan for his development.
Under-23s head coach Luke Tisdale said of Billson earlier this year: “We keep saying about Tom that his outstanding attributes are his shot stopping and we have seen that in his performances this season when he’s got down and made really good saves at important times in games.
“And as we have said before, part of Tom’s development plan is to stay in the 23s and keep forcing him to play out from the back and learn that side of the game.
“We know he’s capable of going to play at places and making saves but this is where he has to keep learning to pass it to midfield players.
“We might get it wrong now and again but his plan is to keep doing that.
“It’s about bravery and personality, and just keep forcing him to do it because that way he just keeps getting better and better, and Tom has done that by working really hard with (goalkeeping coach) Aled Williams.”