England forward Lauren Hemp signs new deal with Women's Super League side Manchester City

Hemp played in Man City's 2-1 defeat to title rivals Chelsea last weekend (PA Images)
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England forward Lauren Hemp has signed a new 'multi-year' contract with Women's Super League side Manchester City.

The 19-year-old has scored one goal in seven WSL appearances for Nick Cushing's team so far this season.

She also scored in City's FA Cup Final victory back in May when they beat West Ham 3-0 to lift the trophy.

And the teenager told her club's website just how thrilled she was to put pen to paper on a new deal with the Sky Blues.

She said: "Since I joined the club, I've loved every minute and I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

"I'm really excited to be extending my contract. It's something I've wanted to do for a while and it was definitely an easy decision."

Cushing's side currently sit third in the WSL table having suffered defeats at the hands of both Arsenal and Chelsea.

And the City boss is happy to keep players of the calibre of Hemp as they fight to stay within touching distance in the title race.

"It was imperative. I think she's been exceptional this season; she's really shown her offensive ability and she will get better," he added.

"The future is bright for Lauren. We have to keep playing her and keep pushing, and we'll both benefit from that."