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Barnett extends stay at Tranmere

Charlie Barnett
Barnett began his career with Liverpool's academy

Tranmere Rovers midfielder Charlie Barnett has signed a new one-year contract at Prenton Park.

The 20-year-old, who joined the League One club last summer after progressing through Liverpool's academy, made 33 appearances for Rovers last season.

"I really enjoyed my first year at Tranmere so I'm pleased to have signed a new contract," said Barnett

"With the new manager and the signings he has already made hopefully we can do even better than last season."

He has good technique, is willing to learn and I've been pleased with his work in pre-season

Tranmere boss John Barnes

Barnett's signing follows on from the arrivals of Alan Mahon, Paul McLaren, John Welsh and Mark Allott along with striker Ian Moore agreeing a new deal.

"Charlie is a talented young midfielder and I'm delighted he will be in my squad this season," said Tranmere manager John Barnes.

"He has good technique, is willing to learn and I've been pleased with his work in pre-season."

Barnett will be available for Tranmere's home pre-season friendlies against Preston North End on Saturday, 18 July, a Liverpool XI on Friday, 24 July and Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, 1 August.

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