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Hornshaw signs first professional contract

5 June 2018

Scunthorpe United are delighted to announce trainee midfielder George Hornshaw has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The 18-year-old pens a one-year deal with a further 12-month option in the club’s favour after graduating from the Iron’s two-year academy scholarship. 

Hornshaw joined the Iron in November 2011 at Under-12 level after being spotted playing for a side in Hull against Scunthorpe. He then signed a two-year scholarship in May 2016, becoming a prominent fixture in the youth team.

Regularly training with the first team over the course of last season, he made his senior debut in United’s Checkatrade Trophy game against Leicester City’s Under-21 side. A game which saw him compete against a side including a wealth of Premier League experience, he was voted to receive the supporters’ man of the match award.

George joins goalkeeper Adam Kelsey as the other second-year apprentice offered a professional contract, with the shotstopper putting pen to paper back in January 2017. 

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