Thursday April 26, 2012

Three Professional Contracts Offered At Tranmere

By: Elaine Brand | In: General News

Cole Stockton, Jake Kirby & Will Vaulks

Cole Stockton, Jake Kirby & Will Vaulks

Tranmere Rovers have today offered professional contracts to Cole Stockton, Jake Kirby and Will Vaulks.

The three are all second year Apprentices and part of Shaun Garnett’s under-18 team.

Stockton is an 18-year-old striker who has been with the Club since joining the under-14s. He spent time on loan at Vauxhall Motors this season and is top scorer for both the reserves and youth teams.

Kirby, 17, is a versatile attacking midfielder who joined the Club’s Centre of Excellence at under-8s. He has featured regularly for the reserves this season.

Centre back Vaulks spent time on loan at Cammell Laird earlier this season. The 18-year-old joined Rovers at the age of 10.

Head of Youth and Centre of Excellence Shaun Garnett said: “I’m delighted for all three – it’s always a special day when you’re offered your first professional contract.”

“They’ve now got to make sure they continue the hard work that got them this far.”

Tranmere first-teamer Danny Holmes, who was in the same position as his younger Prenton Park colleagues 5 years ago, tweeted;

“@WillVaulks colestockton JakeKirby94 made up for you lads! Gutted for the others!”

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