FORMER Colchester schoolboy Elkan Baggott has penned a new three-year deal at Ipswich Town.

The 19-year-old defender, who attended St Benedict's Catholic College, has signed a contract with the Blues until the summer of 2025.

The League One club has an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

Baggott told the Ipswich website: “I’m buzzing to have signed a new contract.

“It’s been a great few days for me and I am delighted to have committed my future to the Club.

"I want to thank the gaffer as he has really helped me improve as a player since coming in.

"I would also like to thank the people around me, and close to me, who always give me support.

“My aim for next season is to play as much football as possible, whether that’s here or if the right loan opportunity comes up.”

Baggott made his Ipswich league debut in a game at Rotherham United in April, becoming the first Indonesian to play in the English Football League.

The talented teenager, who signed his first professional contract at Town in January last year, played the full 90 minutes for Town in their 4-0 win over Charlton Athletic on the final day of the season.

Baggott has been on international duty with Indonesia, with whom he has won ten caps.

He scored in a 7-0 victory over Nepal that saw his country qualify for the Asian Cup.