Jack Evans signs new deal with Swansea City
Jack Evans has signed a new deal with Swansea City, keeping him at the club until at least the summer of 2021.
The young midfielder, whose current contract was due to expire at the end of the season, has put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal, with the option of an additional 12 months in SA1.
Evans, who hails from Llansamlet, extends his stay with his boyhood club, having joined the academy at the age of eight.
After missing the entire 2018-19 season while he received successful treatment for cancer, the central midfielder has returned to captain the club’s under-23s side this term – making 13 appearances in Premier League 2 Division 2.
He also made an emotional first-team debut as a late substitute in the Carabao Cup victory over Cambridge United in August, and is aiming to force his way into Steve Cooper’s plans on a more frequent basis.
“I’m so pleased to sign another contract with this club. It means a lot to me to stay here for a little bit longer,” Evans said.
“Now it’s all sorted, it’s time to kick on and concentrate on my football.
“It gives me more time to show the manager what I’m about and what I can bring to the team if I’m given the chance.
“I must do my best to keep improving every day. No matter what level I’m at, I’ll never stop learning.”
As well as his senior bow in August, Evans was part of the travelling party for the FA Cup third-round tie against QPR earlier this month.
And having seen former team-mates Ben Cabango and Jordon Garrick step up to the first-team environment on a permanent basis, the 21-year-old is inspired to follow in their footsteps.
“It’s a really good experience for anybody to be involved with the first team, and it was no different for me,” he added.
“We’ve seen a couple of players step up this season in Ben and Jordon.
“That gives the rest of us a bit more belief that we will be rewarded if we perform well.
“Hopefully, more opportunities will come my way.”