Two of Albion's emerging young players have secured new contracts.

Defender George Cox has signed a new two-year deal while wideman James Tilley has a new three-year contract.

Albion under-23 coach Simon Rusk said: “I am delighted that both George and James have committed their immediate futures to the club.

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George Cox

“Both players have progressed well in recent years, and shown a tremendous desire to improve and make the next step up to first-team football.

“They are both local lads and it is very pleasing to see them rewarded for all their hard work.”

Both players featured in Albion's impressive Checkatrade Trophy performance at Oxford last night although the contracts had been agreed well before then.