GOALKEEPER Will Henry has put pen to paper on a new contract at Swindon Town.

The 20-year-old has signed a one-year deal, with the club having the option to extend for a second season at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Henry was one of four out-of-contract players offered fresh terms by Town for next season, alongside defenders Dion Conroy, Kyle Knoyle and Joe Romanski.

Henry, who came through the club's academy, spent the majority of the 2018/19 campaign out on-loan, gaining valuable experience at non-league sides Swindon Supermarine and Gloucester City, having previously spent temporary spells at Shrivenham, Dunstable Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

He made his Town debut back in 2016 in a League Two clash against Rochdale and has since gone on to make 10 senior appearances in a Town shirt.

In 2017, Henry received his first international call-up, featuring in the England U20 squad that faced Italy and Czech Republic.

Henry said: “I’m very pleased. I’ve been here four seasons now, coming through as a scholar. I’ve really enjoyed it, every high and low, being part of the club.

“I think going out on loan has been massive for me this season. It was the season I needed, just to go out and get as much experience as I can and play as many games as I can.

“I think I played around 30 games this season, which is the most I’ve had for a couple of years. All three of the loans went really well and I feel much better for it.”

Town goalkeeper coach Steve Mildenhall said: "Will’s made great progression over the season, for me, mainly due to the fact we sent him out on-loan and got him to play men’s football.

"I think he’d admit himself that he hasn’t played as much regular football as you should do as a young player.

“No matter how important training is, if you don’t have something at the end of the week to put it into practice in, the real-time moments are the best places to learn.

“The loans he’s had – every time he’s gone – I’ve kept in touch with the managers and they’ve been really happy with him.

"When he made the step up to the Conference South with Gloucester, when we brought him back, they were devastated because he’d been doing so well for them.

“You can see he’s grown as we’ve gone along and those games have really helped him and that is testament to him, wanting to play and be in that environment.

"This is just reward for the hard work he’s put in.”