Andre Wisdom has signed a new contract. The 18 year old defender, who captained the reserves last season and was named on the subsitutes bench for two first team games, has committed his future to the Reds with this new deal. "We are delighted. He made fantastic progress last season. He was here at Melwood with the first team for a few weeks to a month towards the end of last season and he did really well in training and was involved with the first team," said Director of Football, Damien Comolli. "He also did really well with the reserves. He's got great potential and a great future ahead of him. "Andre is another player who is versatile. He can play, is good on the ball, intelligent and physically very strong. He has all the ingredients to be a top defender. "We have shown for a while that if young players are good enough they will be rewarded. "I told him when he signed it is just a step. It's an achievement in a way, but he should not just sit on this contract and wait to see what happens - he should show that he is hungry and wants to keep progressing. "We know he is very young and that his position at centre-half is very difficult to break into in the first team because of the responsibilities of the position, but Andre has all the qualities and skills to get there."