Preston North End second-year apprentice Mike Howard has signed his first professional contract, agreeing an 18-month deal with the option of a further 12 months.
Birmingham City teenager Charlie Lakin has penned a two-year extension to his existing contract, keeping him at the club until summer 2020 with the option of a further 12 months.
EFL Youth Alliance
All the results & fixtures from the EFL Youth Alliance (16 February – 24 February 2018):
Premier U18 League
All the results and fixtures from the U18 Premier & Professional Development Leagues (16 February – 28 February 2018):
Bolton Wanderers Under-18s returned to the top of the table in the Professional Development League North with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over bottom-club Sheffield United Under-18s.
Ciaran Brennan netted a stoppage time winner for Sheffield Wednesday Under-18s in a 2-1 victory over Barnsley Under-18s to rise to third in the Professional Development League North table.
All the results from the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round (30 January – 16 February 2018):
All the results and fixtures from the U18 Premier & Professional Development Leagues (09 February – 17 February 2018):
All the results & fixtures from the EFL Youth Alliance (09 February – 21 February 2018):
Former Macclesfield Town apprentice Andrew Mills first jetted off to Sweden to play for Arnäs IF Herrlag in the country’s sixth tier as part of LFE’s Player Placement programme back in 2014 after being released by the Silkmen.
League Football Education have handed four coaches the opportunity to experience new ideas and methods of developing young players with a trip to Spain, fully subsidised by the Erasmus+ fund.
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