Preston North End have awarded professional contracts to four of its second-year scholars.
Lewis Coulton, Jacob Holland-Wilkinson, Oliver Lombard and Joe Rodwell-Grant have all agreed terms on their first contracts.
The quartet of 18-year-olds have all agreed one-year contracts, with an option of a second year, beginning from the start of July, when the squad return from their summer break.
Holland-Wilkinson was included on the bench a number of times in the first half of the season and last week collected the scholar of the year, with Coulton and, most recently, Rodwell-Grant also being included in the matchday 20.
Goalkeeper Lombard has been rewarded for his efforts with the youth team and all four were delighted to be given the opportunity to step up to the next level of their careers.
Interviews with all four of the new pros and reaction will follow later this week – Preston North End would like to congratulate all of the players and look forward to seeing them develop with the club.