Talented midfielder Tyrelle Newton has penned his first professional contract with Luton Town, having been at the club since the age of seven.
At Under-14 level, his talents were recognised on the international stage as he earned a call-up for an England U15 training camp, while he scored in an FA Youth Cup third round tie against West Ham United in December 2020 and netted in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup Final against Preston North End earlier this year.
The 18-year-old told the Hatters website: “I’m buzzing. I have been working for it all my life basically, so it’s a good feeling.
“My aim has to be to keep pushing and keep developing, and try to get in the first team. When I watch Luton Town play, the fans always get up for it and that would be a dream come true.”
Hatters Under-21 Lead Coach Adrian Forbes said: “Tyrelle has been at the club for a long time coming through all the age groups to initially earn his scholarship, and then last season as a second-year scholar, he stepped up to play the majority of the season with the Under-21s.
“Because of the ethos and culture we have at the club where we want to push players on, that has given him chance to develop further and he’s continued to thrive and flourish with more involvement with the senior players.
“The change of style and set-up this season has given him an opportunity to find his real position on the outside of a midfield diamond, and has seen him really push on. He’s worked hard to take on board the information the coaches have given him.
“Tyrelle’s earned his first professional development contract, and we’re delighted for him, but now is not a time to switch off. He needs to show the same attitude that has got him here, continue to work hard in training and matches to earn that next contract and build a career.”