Scunthorpe United is delighted to confirm academy graduates Dan Gallimore and Cameron Wilson have signed their first professional contracts with the club.
Both deals are for one year, with a further 12 months option in the club's favour.
They join fellow second year trainee Harry Baker, a right-back, in signing professional terms, while forward Joey Dawson has also been offered a deal.
Gallimore is one of the youngest of the 2019-21 intake, signing for the club in May 2011. From Grimsby, the 18-year-old predominantly plays in the centre of midfield, although can be deployed in central defence if required. Another regular for the side in the Youth Alliance over the course of the campaign, Gallimore notched two goals in the season - one in a 3-2 home win over Mansfield, while the other was in a 3-1 home win over Huddersfield Town.
"It's a proud moment. I've been working hard for a long time to get to this stage. I like to pass the ball, work hard, come out on top in my battles and always want to win. The gaffer has told us to make sure we're ready and to hit the ground running – so we’re strong for the season ahead. Seeing other young players get a chance gives you hope too," said Gallimore.
Wilson joined the club at Under-11s level in 2013 from Goole Town Tigers, a local team in his hometown. He is an attacking player, predominantly playing as a central attacking midfielder or on the right wing. The 18-year-old has been a mainstay in the youth team this season, netting seven goals along the way. That included back-to-back strikes in wins against Doncaster Rovers and Notts County, with the latter sealing a comeback from 3-0 down to win 4-3.
"I'm buzzing. The hard work up to now has paid off and I'm happy to make my parents proud. I've been here for seven years and it's great to be offered a professional contract. I'll keep working hard and seeing other young players get a chance is something to work towards. I'm a technical player who works hard on and off the ball, I like to drive at players and make it hard for them, creating chances for my team-mates and myself," said Wilson.
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