Preston North End have added to their U19s ranks by signing up ten new scholars ahead of the 2022/23 season.
All ten players have agreed a two-year scholarship with the club and will play for the U19s over the course of at least the next two seasons in a bid to continue their development and progress in their careers towards senior football.
A number of our new first years have already been involved with the U19s throughout the successful 2021/22 campaign while with the U16s, with high hopes for more silverware from the youngsters in the coming season.
We caught up with head of coaching Michael Stringfellow to find out more about our new scholars.
Tommy Davis - Goalkeeper - DOB: 21/10/2005
"Tommy is a goalkeeper, he's the son of Steve Davis so he's got a really good pedigree. He's already over 6ft and he's likes to command his box and collect crosses and he's really good at starting attacks with his distribution."
Cole McGhee - Defender - DOB: 28/01/2006
"Cole has come in on trial from Coventry, he's a left-sided centre back, really comfortable on the ball and likes to try and play forward and drive forward with the ball. He's really quick and good at defending in one v one situations."
Kacper Pasiek - Defender - DOB: 08/10/2005
"Kacper has been with us since the age of nine, so he's a really good success story for us. He's left-footed and plays left wingback, or left back or he can play left centre back as well. He's an impressive athlete and he really likes to get forward and join in attacks too."
Tom Wilkinson - Defender - DOB: 16/06/2006
"Tom is a right-footed centre back who has just been signed from grassroots football. He's been in on trial and has really impressed, he's already 6ft2, really commanding in both boxes. So he likes to score from set pieces but also really good at defending in our own box. He's been a great learner, he's someone who has come in from grassroots and really hit the ground running."
Charlie Goldsmith - Midfielder - DOB: 25/10/2005
"He signed for the club at foundation phase so he's been with us all the way from from U9s/U10. He's a right-footed attacking midfielder, he's got a real enthusiasm for football which shows on the pitch. He's got real athletic endurance and he likes to join in and score goals as well."
Ellis Horan - Midfielder - DOB: 31/01/2006
"Ellis is a left-footed central midfielder, we signed him at the youth development phase. Technically he likes to get on the ball, receiving the ball from the back four and likes to create attacks and play long, rangey passes and he's scored some really impressive goals from distance as well."
Izac Khan - Midfielder - DOB: 19/04/2006
"He's signed after coming in on trial from Stoke, he's a combative midfielder who can play as a four. He really likes to break up play and start attacks and he just has a great desire to work for the team. He's just a really tenacious player and we expect a lot from him."
Kaedyn Kamara - Midfielder - DOB: 29/11/2005
"He's just been signed from Burnely, he's been in on trial and really impressed, he's done eight weeks with us. He's got great athletic endurance and he can really get around the pitch. He's played in some of the U19s games and his running stats are unbelievable. He's neat and tidy on the ball, really covers the ground and can dictate play if he gets chance to."
Callum Havard - Forward - DOB: 22/09/2005
"Callum has just signed this year, he's come in and trialled and really impressed. He plays as a No.9, so a centre forward, a real big big presence up front and the thing that's really impressed with him while he's been on trial is the number of goals he's scored and he's just recently been involved in the Lancashire team that has just won the cup, the national cup, so we are expecting big things from him."
Ethan Eccleston - Forward - DOB: 18/01/2006
"Ethan has been with us since foundation phase, so a really good journey with us. He's a winger who can play on the left and right side, he's really quick and likes to go and take on defenders one v one, and also chips in with a fair share of goals as well."