Zabret signs new Swans contract
10th June 2016
Swansea City youngster Gregor Zabret has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him stay at the Liberty Stadium until June 2018.
The 20-year-old began his career in his native Slovenia at Prva Liga side NK Domzale before making the switch to the Swans in July 2013.
The goalkeeper - who made seven appearances for the Under-21s during the 2015-16 season - expressed his delight at extending his stay in SA1.
"I am very happy to sign a new two-year deal," he said. "It shows the club still believes in me. I have been very happy with my first three years at Swansea. I think I have improved a lot since arriving.
"I feel moving away from home has helped me develop as a player and I want to continue to improve technically and physically.
"I hope I can continue my progress and sooner than later create more opportunities with the first team."
Zabret, who last month helped Slovenia's Under-21s to a 4-1 win over Azerbaijan, will be joined by fellow shot stoppers Josh Vickers, Oliver Davies and Lewis Thomas in the development squad.
And he admits he is looking forward to the challenge of trying to claim the number one spot.
"I am ready to fight for my place," added Zabret. "There are a number of good goalkeepers here but I think that will push me on and make me even stronger.
"My aim is to secure a regular starting spot for the Under-21s and build from there. I am very happy and looking forward to new challenges next season."