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Scott Wootton speaks after signing contract extension at Leeds United

Scott Wootton has put pen to paper on a contract extension at Leeds United.

Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has been speaking to the club’s official website following the news that he has signed a contract extension at Elland Road.

The 23-year-old has found a new lease of life at Leeds in recent weeks, with manager Neil Redfearn playing him – to great effect – as a right-back in a reenergised and resolute back-line.

Wootton’s previous contract had been due to expire in the summer of 2016, but he has now committed to the club until at least 2017.

Following the news, the former Manchester United defender was quick to express his feelings, saying, “I’m very pleased. I’m delighted to have signed a contract extension. Everything’s going very well at the minute.”

Things looked so different just a few months ago, with Wootton on loan and seemingly set for a permanent Elland Road exit sooner rather than later.

But he has now played every single minute of Leeds’ last seven matches, five of which have been victories, and he is clearly a crucial part of Redfearn’s side.

“I never expected it to turn around like it has,” Wootton added, “and that is one of the reasons why I’m extra pleased.”

Next up for Wootton and Leeds is an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday, with the Whites seeking a fourth straight away win and a sixth victory in their last seven matches.

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