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BATESON SIGNS ON

13 May 2014

United youth team striker Curtis Bateson has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Bateson has signed a one-year contract with the Iron and the club have an option to extend that at the end of next season.

The 18-year-old is the only player to have graduated from the Iron's academy this summer, following in the footsteps of Hakeeb Adelakun who signed his first professional contract on New Year's Day.

Bateson, who signed for the Iron's academy back in 2006 aged just nine, has represented the Iron at every age level over the eight years he has been on the club's books.

Now he will be aiming to break into the first team after he was awarded his first professional contract by manager Russ Wilcox.

The local lad signed his first professional contract alongside General Manager David Beeby on Tuesday afternoon.

"We are all delighted that Curtis has signed his first professional contract," Beeby said.

"He has a lot to offer and we are all looking forward to seeing him excel in his first season with the club."

Bateson ended last season by gaining some valuable first team experience at Gainsborough Trinity.

He joined fellow United first team players Callum Howe and Jamie Wootton at the Northolme and he scored once during his time there.

The Scunthorpe-born striker will join up with his colleagues for the first time when they all report for pre-season training at the start of July.

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