NICK POPE has signed a new contract at Charlton that will keep him at The Valley until 2018.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper, a key part of the York City side that pushed into the League Two play-offs, has been rewarded for his efforts at Bootham Crescent with the new deal.

Pope will be in the frame to be Charlton's first-choice custodian next season with Ben Hamer due to sign for Leceister and Yohann Thuram-Ulien returning to Belgian outfit Standard Liege.

He kept 14 clean sheets in 20 matches for Nigel Worthington's side.

Pope told Charlton's website: "Things change in football and you have to go with it, but I think I did all I could at York. I didn’t leave anything there. I gave my all and did my best so I’ll work hard at Charlton and see what happens.

“I think this is the right place to develop and, with the right coaches around me, hopefully I can do that. This is where I want to play my football.”