LUKE Southwood has signed a new deal with Reading FC.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper has penned a new two-year contract that keeps him at Madejski Stadium until 2020.

Southwood, who was in the England Under 20 squad that won the World Cup in South Korea last year, becomes the second young keeper to pen a fresh deal in a fortnight after Lewis Ward.

Southwood spent the majority of last season on loan at National League South outfit, Bath City.

He kept an impressive 18 clean sheets for the Twerton Park club to help them finish ninth in their league and is thought to have attracted interest from Premier League and Championship clubs.

Southwood returned to Reading towards the end of last season and featured in the Premier League 2 play-off defeat at Aston Villa.