Mansfield Town midfielder Keaton Ward and left-back Jaden Charles have signed extended contracts at One Call Stadium, the club is pleased to announce.
Ward, 21, made six substitute appearances for the Stags last season and one start since signing on a free transfer from Barnsley in March. A Stags’ Academy graduate, he was born at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield and originates from Forest Town.
Charles, 19, appeared twice as a substitute last season after penning a short-term contract in late March. Son of former England international Gary, he was formerly at Derby County’s academy for ten years.
The duo have penned one year deals.
“Both Keaton and Jaden did well in the limited appearances which they made last season,” said Stags’ boss Nigel Clough.
“It’s always encouraging to have young players coming through into the first team along with our senior professionals.
“Keaton has a little more experience out of the two and Jaden shows good potential.
“They’ll be training with the first team every day, and there’s always the possibility of gaining further experience out on loan if necessary.”