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Young Iron Scarles signs professional forms

Academy product Ollie Scarles has signed professional terms with the club.

The 17 year old midfielder  by putting pen-to-paper on his first professional contract after making nine appearances in all competitions for the U18s this campaign, along with 11 in  Mark Robson’s development team so far this season.

Scarles signed his professional deal alongside interim Academy manager Kenny Brown and becomes the second Academy talent to sign professional terms in recent weeks, after forward Callum Marshall penned a deal last month.

He impressed enormously in his first appearance for the first team in the UEFA Europa Conference League Group B match away to FCSB.

“This is a great feeling!” Scarles told whufc.com. “It’s a dream come true, signing my first professional contract, and that I’ve done it with this Club makes it even more special.

Signing my professional deal is such a special thing and to do it on my birthday too, it’s an incredible present.
“I’ve been here for six years now, and everyone associated with the Club has helped me to develop both on and off the pitch. I’m so thankful to everyone in the Academy and at the Club for helping me to achieve my dream.”
Scarles’ joined the Academy of Football began at eleven years old, and has worked his way through the age groups at a rapid rate.

The youngster’s precise passing and impressive crossing ability led to him making 25 appearances for Kevin Keen’s U18s in the 2021/22 season, with the teenager signing his Scholarship deal with the Club in June 2022.

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