Former Carlisle United winger Liam McCarron has signed a new two-year contract with Leeds United.
McCarron, 20, had joined Leeds on a three-year deal in 2019 and that was to expire at the end of the current season.
In recent weeks McCarron has moved to the fringes of the first team squad, travelling to Fulham on Tuesday although not actually making the team-sheet for the Carabao Cup tie.
He was originally brought in at Elland Road as a winger but since leaving Brunton Park has been played more and more as a left-back by Mark Jackson in the Under-23s across the past 12 months.
McCarron has featured in all five of the under-23s’ Premier League 2 Division One matches so far this season, but seen minutes restricted to 45 in each of the last three outings because of his involvement with the first team squad.
Handed the number 45 shirt, McCarron was first called into the senior squad for the trip to Burnley last month and he has remained an unused substitute in the following games with Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Preston-born McCarron played 16 times for the first team at Carlisle before his move to Elland Road and he has also appeared once for Scotland Under-19s.