Luke Hubbins has another six months to prove his worth at Blues.
Blues teenager Luke Hubbins has today signed a six-month extension to his professional contract.
The 19-year-old was given a six-month deal last summer and his performances for the reserves during the first half of this season have been impressive enough to persuade the management team to allow him more time to develop at St. Andrew's.
A product of the club's Academy, Hubbins had a loan spell with Notts County last season and played twice for the Magpies first team.
He is yet to make his senior bow for Blues but he was on the bench for four first-team games during the opening month of the current campaign.
Hubbins has primarily operated as a winger during his years coming through the Blues ranks but he has increasingly been used as a full-back during the last 12 months.
"I'm delighted to sign for another six months. My target now is to prove to the first team manager and the reserve team manager that I'm worth a longer deal," Hubbins told bcfc.com.
"I've been here for 10 years and I've known Richard Beale (reserve team boss) for a lot of that time. He's someone that I really enjoy working with and learning from.
"Having been here for such a long period, I'm desperate now to make that final step up and get nearer to the first team."