Charlton Athletic have made eight additions to Jason Euell’s Under-23 squad ahead of the 2018-19 season, with two of those being drafted in from other academies following successful trials.
Five former apprentices have been drafted into a 20-man England squad for the upcoming Under-21 Toulon Tournament, with the Young Lions hoping to repeat their success of 2016 and 2017.
Four apprentices suffered penalty shootout heartache as England failed to overcome the Netherlands in their UEFA Under-17 European Championship semi-final encounter.
Striker Tom Clare has signed his first professional contract with Bradford City after impressing on trial in the Under-18s and Under-23s during the latter stages of the season.
Northampton Town have tied up the futures of academy products Morgan Roberts and Sean Whaler by signing the pair on professional contracts.
Milton Keynes Dons defender Finn Tapp has penned his first professional contract, agreeing a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
Three Gillingham apprentices embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Sri Lanka last September to support the club’s official charity ‘Take Heart Mercy Mission’, which aims to save the lives of children with life-threatening heart defects.
Mansfield Town have tied up professional contracts for three apprentices who made significant contributions to their EFL Youth Alliance North East title-winning campaign.
Six former apprentices will represent England over the summer after being selected in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup finals.
Southend United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop has signed his first professional contract, penning a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
Four Cambridge United apprentices have penned their first professional contracts to commit their immediate futures to the club.
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