Jake Weaver has signed a new 12-month contract with the Club and insists he’s developing with every training session.
The 20-year old has been at the club for eight years and has set his sights on impressing the new management staff when the players return for pre-season.
“I’m delighted,” explained the lifelong Blues fan. “It’s been a good season for me.
“I feel like I’ve progressed a lot and now I’m just looking forward to the next one.
“I haven’t played as many games as I would have liked but I still feel through training like I’m improving all the time.
“I know what my strengths are and more importantly I know the areas I need to work on as well.
“Kevin [Hitchcock] demands a lot from you and if you put the work in then I’m sure you’ll get the rewards.”
Weaver says he’s taken inspiration from working with the likes of Tomasz Kuszczak and Adam Legzdins on a regular basis and hopes to one day emulate their success as established professionals.
“The two older keepers are really good role models to look up to as well,” he added. “They train right all the time and they’re thoroughly professional in everything they do.
“It’s great working with them and seeing their attitude to coming in to work every day.
“Then there’s me and Connal [Trueman]. We’re good friends, we respect each other and it makes for a good competitive environment.
“It’s a club that gives you opportunity and there’s no better place to be as a young player.
“I’ve been here since I was twelve years old, I’m a lifelong Blues fan and to be playing here professionally just brings you even closer to the club.
“I’ll have a nice break now, go away with family and then look to hit the ground running when I come back for pre-season.”