Lewis Butroid is a local lad - he’s been in the academy all the way through from the age of nine-years-old.
He plays left back, but can also play at centre half. He had a really good first year, and we’re looking forward to his second.
Leslie Sackey joined us from Reading at the end of the under 16s, and he can play centre forward or centre half.
We signed him as such, and Leslie did very well towards the end of last season at centre half. He’s a left footer and he’s six feet tall.
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James Dean Atkinson is from Grimsby, he joined us at under 9 - so he’s come right through the system.
He plays central midfield, but can also play through the middle as well.
Hailing from Derby, Fortunate Sithole joined the club from Allestree Juniors Football Club in the city.
Nate is a left footed central midfield player, or left sided. He’s technically very good, as well as being very quick too.
George Barmby joined us after his release from Derby County in January 2015.
He’s a centre forward. He’s quick, he works hard and also scores goals too.
Lewis McMichael is a right back, and he joined us at under-9 - so he’s come right through the academy.
He started as a midfield player, but played most of the first year season at right back. He’s technically very good and he likes to get on the ball and play.
Joe Parker’s a goalkeeper who signed for us following his release from Chesterfield at the end of under 16s.
He had to be patient last year because he had to wait for his opportunity to play because obviously Ben Ledger was the second year goalkeeper. So we’re looking forward to Joe having an opportunity this season.
George Hornshaw has been with us since under 12 level and he’s a central midfielder.
He’s got lots of energy, gets around the pitch well, and he’s good on the ball too.
Adam Kelsey signed for us in October 2015 as an under 16 and he’s a six feet three goalkeeper.
He was released by Hull City, which was where we subsequently picked him up from.
Sam Lilley's a centre-half who was at Middlesborough up until under 14 level.
Recently he’s been playing junior football up in the north east. We signed him after a trial game we had, in which he came down and did really well in.
Ewan Train’s been with us right through the academy.
He’s a left footed midfield player who can also play on the wing as well. He’s quick and technically good.
Kane Bartholomew signed for us as an under 16 in October 2015.
He plays left back or left midfield, and he’s naturally left footed.
Kyle Porter signed for us after his release by Everton a month ago. He plays central midfield, and he was at Everton right through from the age of nine to sixteen.
He did well when he was on trial with us.
Harvey Ablett’s someone who’s come right through our academy. He’s a local boy who signed for us at under 9s.
He’s a centre forward who’s got pace, as well as being technically sound.
David Allasan joined us at the end of the under 16s stage after his release from Newcastle United - he’d been there for about five seasons.
He plays centre forward, and can also play right wing. In addition he’s both technically good, and quick, and someone we feel is a good player to join us.