THREE local youngsters have signed professional contracts with the Mariners.
Caine Winfarrah, Ellis Humble and Paul Walker have been handed their first pro deals after impressing manager Paul Hurst.
The Town boss said: “All three have impressed me at various stages. I have watched the Youth team games when I have been able to and I have also had them training with me at various stages.
“All three have had a little taste, all be it only small, of first team football. Paul Walker and Caine in actual league games, as well as in the Trophy with Ellis Humble.
“It is something that we spoke about as a club. While it is sometimes thought that it is the Conference League and players should be ready, sometimes physically they are not quite there. It is sometimes a tough call to let some players go when, given another year, or maybe slightly longer in some cases, they may then come through to be a first team player. That's what as a club, with Stuart's (Watkiss) hard work, something that we are trying to develop.
“It's good that we've got the three lads on-board and hopefully they can progress,” the Town boss added.
Describe yourself as a player: Technical centre half
Claim to fame: World record time sprint with physio
Aims for the Future: Become a pro footballer
Describe yourself as a player: Defender, primarily right sided.
Claim to fame: Never lost an official 100m/ 200m race
Aims for the Future: Make a first team appearance in the league this season
Describe yourself as a player: Here to make up the numbers. Winger/ left-back, like to take people on
Claim to fame: Best coffee maker at the club
Aims for the Future: To play a good standard of football
Catch an interview with the three boys on Mariners Player
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