Kyle Barker has signed a one-year extension to his current deal at the club.

Peterborough United midfielder Kyle Barker has signed a one-year extension to his current contract after continuing his development during pre-season where he featured in a large proportion of the friendly fixtures after progressing from the club’s Academy.

Barker (18) penned his first professional deal earlier in the year after benefitting from a loan spell with Lowestoft and manager Darren Ferguson believes this extension is reward for his continued progress.

“Kyle got his pro deal last season but he has done really well particularly during pre-season so it is reward for that progress. He should be delighted with how he is doing and he needs to continue that progress, which I am sure he will do,” Ferguson said.

Barker is pleased to commit his future on a more longer-term basis but knows the hard work starts here. “I am obviously pleased to sign the extension, but I am not going to start thinking that I can settle or stand still, I know that I need to keep my standards high and keep improving and learning day to day in training.

“My family have been wonderful support from me throughout my young career, so I am really thankful for the time they have invested. I have really enjoyed pre-season, playing the games and getting fitness under my belt. It is still a little bit crazy to be training with players that have been in the game a long time, but I learning from them and they have helped me massively.”