Teenagers Perry Ng and Fraser Murdoch have both signed their first professional contracts with League One side Crewe Alexandra.
Defender Ng and Murdoch (pictured), a Scotland Under 19 forward have put pen to paper on deals which will keep them at Gresty Road until the summer of 2016.
Ng was part of the club’s Under-21 success this season while Murdoch who was named in LFE’s ‘11’ in February was in the first-team squad during pre-season.
“It’s a great feeling to sign a professional contract after a hard season. I’m just buzzing to have been offered one,” Ng told the club website.
“I’m going to have to work hard to push on and get into the first team.”
Ng has been part of the Alex’s Under-18 and Under-21 development sides that both reached the finals of their respective competitions this season, with the Under-21s being crowned champions.
“To be part of the Under-21 success gave me a taste of it and it was great to play alongside some of the more experienced lads here,” he said.
“It was good to get to know them and learn how the first team works.”
“I’ll work hard through the summer to get fit and strong – I know I need to bulk up a bit, but I’ll be trying my hardest. I’ll be trying to get a starting place and see where it takes me.”
Murdoch, who hails from Manchester, scored six goals for the Alex youth-team and was named in ‘The 11’ in February before his season was cut short by injury.