Fulham striker Stephen Humphrys has signed a new deal at Craven Cottage – but will spend the rest of this season on loan at Shrewsbury.
The 19-year-old’s contract with the Whites now runs until the summer of 2019, with an option to extend by a further year. Humphrys, who scored 25 goals for the club’s youth team in 2015/2016, made his senior debut as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Derby County in December.
“I’m buzzing,” Humphrys told Fulham’s official website. “It’s a big achievement for me, and my family as well. I’ve come a long way since I first came down to Fulham at 15 years-old, and it’s where I see my future as the club’s definitely going places.
“Making my debut was a very proud moment. It’s something that I’ve worked towards for a long time. My mum and dad were watching in the stands, so it was a big day for me. I’ve been with Shrewsbury for the last few days now training. The club has been really welcoming, and hopefully I can get some goals and help them get out of the sticky spell they’re having at the minute.
“It will be good to get some League One experience, some proper men’s football, and then hopefully I’ll be ready to come back and score some goals for Fulham.