Tyrese Sinclair has penned a two-year professional contract at Mansfield Town after a successful season for the Under-18s.
The attacking midfielder contributed to the club’s EFL Youth Alliance North East title in the 2017-18 campaign and recently scooped the Academy Player of the Year award.
Manager John Dempster told the club website: “Tyrese has been outstanding as a scholar. He’s somebody that we knew would need time, and he still needs that time to develop.
“Technically, he has outstanding potential. He can play anywhere along the attack, but he is particularly effective at number 10. He can make goals, can score goals and can deal with the ball coming in at different angles and different heights.
“He is a really effective young player, who I believe has a chance of making a really good career in the game. He’s signed this professional contract because he excelled in his scholarship.
“It’s important that he makes good use of his time in the gym, on the pitch and living correctly, which he has done so far. If he continues his development, I think he has a real chance.”