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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 10:30 GMT 11:30 UK
Baines signs new Wigan contract
Leighton Baines
Baines was released as a teenager by Liverpool
Wigan defender Leighton Baines has signed a new three-year deal which will keep him at the JJB Stadium until 2009.

Manager Paul Jewell told the club's website: "He has risen with the club from Division Two and has really stood out in the Premiership."

Baines, 21, still had a year to run on his previous contract.

The England Under-21 international joined Wigan as a 16-year-old making his first-team debut in 2002 and has been a regular in the team this season.

Jewell added: "It is a massive step up in class required to stay afloat at this level but he has taken to Premiership football like a duck to water and I know he can go on to have a long career at the top."

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