TRANMERE Rovers have confirmed that left-back Connor Wood has signed a new one-year contract extension to remain with the club until at least summer 2025.

Also extending his stay at Prenton Park is right-back Lee O’Connor who has also signed a new one-year contract extension

Since joining Rovers in September last year, Wood, 27, has established himself as a key part of Nigel Adkins’ team, making 29 appearances in total. 

Rovers manager Nigel Adkins said: “I am delighted that Connor Wood has extended his stay with us.

“This follows on from the consistent performances Connor put together once he established himself in the team. We look forward to working with him again next season.

On signing his new deal, Wood said: “I’d had many conversations with the gaffer and he made it very clear that he wanted me here next year. 

“I think for any player to be wanted by a manager is a good feeling for yourself. The gaffer made my decision a lot easier.

“This is like a home away from home now.  I’ve come in here, really settled in and found my feet.  I’m really enjoying it, so hopefully next season I’ll get a full pre-season and really kick on.”

O'Connor has moved back to the right-back position this term where he has previously represented the Republic of Ireland, and has been a consistent performer in the Rovers side.

The 23-year-old made 41 appearances across the 2023/24 campaign, contributing five assists.

Adkins said: “I am really pleased that Lee has extended his stay with us. He has performed well this season in the right-back position forming an effective attacking partnership with Rob Apter. 

“We are looking forward to working with Lee again next season.”

O’Connor added: “I’ve been here a while now, next year will be my fifth season so it’s somewhere I’ve kind of grew up, I think I was 19 when I came.

“I’ve grown up a lot and I’ve loved every minute of it so I’m excited to continue.”