Thursday was decision day for the clubs second year scholars
Shakers manager David Flitcroft has offered two second year scholars their first professional deals as the youngsters approach the end of their two year scholarships. Unfortunately, the remaining six players and their future in football now lies away from Bury Football Club.
George Miller and Rob Bourne have been offered their first professional contracts with the club. Both players have had successful seasons with the Youth team and could claim their second Championship winner’s medals in the coming weeks.
George Miller has made 18 appearances for the Youth team this season, scoring 17 goals. His form for Ryan Kidd’s side has seen him regularly training with the first team. George also made his first team debut in the Sky Bet League One game at Barnsley as well as being an unused substitute on ten occasions.
Rob Bourne has made 28 appearances for the Youth team this season, scoring 12 goals and he has also had regular training sessions with the first team squad.
George & Rob join fellow second year scholar John Ruddy in the first team for next season, whilst a fourth second year scholar, who also signed a professional deal, is Matty Foulds, who joined Premier League side Everton earlier in the season for an undisclosed fee.
Unfortunately for Raquarn Crosdale, Jake Durham, Sam Gibson, Rowan Kimmins, Jamie McCarthy and Khalid Mohammed, their time with the club will come to an end at the end of the season and all six players will leave the club.
Each of the six players leaving will be helped in their chosen career path by the club, whether it remains in football or elsewhere and our very best wishes are extended to all six youngsters.