New deal for Baker-Richardson

10th February 2019
First team

Swansea City striker Courtney Baker-Richardson has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2020.

The 23-year-old joined the Swans from non-league Leamington FC in the summer of 2017 after scoring 21 goals in National League North the previous season.

He worked with the under-23 set-up during the 2017-18 campaign, but has made the step up to first-team level this season.

Baker-Richardson, whose previous contract had been due to expire at the end of the season, has made 12 appearances this term under Graham Potter.

He has scored three goals, including two in his last four starts against Aston Villa and Preston.

“I’m delighted to sign with the Swans for another year. I’m pleased to finally put pen to paper," he said.

“Now, I can concentrate fully on my football and trying to help the team make one final push towards the back end of the season. Hopefully, we can get into the play-offs.

“Swansea have always been good to me. The support I’ve had during my time here is second to none.

"It’s a very comfortable and family-orientated club, which is good because it feels like home.

"I can’t give enough credit to everyone – from the fans to the manager and his staff and the players. We’re a good unit so, if we stick together, we can go far."

Baker-Richardson follows Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton in putting pen to paper on contract extensions at the Liberty Stadium in recent months.