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.
All the results from the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round (30 January – 16 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.
All the fixtures for the FA Youth Cup Sixth Round:
Four current apprentices made the trip to Portugal to represent England Under-17s in the annual Algarve Tournament.
Sheffield United Under-18s manager Derek Geary has hailed the progress of second-year apprentice Regan Slater after his recent progression into the first-team.
Blackburn Rovers second-year apprentice Jack Evans has penned his first professional contract, agreeing a two-and-a-half year deal with the club.
Wolverhampton Wanderers second-year apprentice Morgan Gibbs-White has penned a new four-and-a-half year contract with the Sky Bet Championship leaders.
Former Charlton Athletic apprentice Ademola Lookman has joined Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig on loan from Everton until the end of the season.
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