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Edmundson Signs First Professional Contract

13 May 2015

After a reassessment of youth players offered contracts by new manager Darren Kelly, defender George Edmundson has signed a one-year contract with the football club.

Edmundson was part of the Oldham Athletic youth team which won the Youth Alliance Cup last month, beating MK Dons youth 4-0.

Speaking about the youngster, Kelly said: "I've spoken to the relevant people and there are a lot of players who are highly thought of here and George was one of those.

"He knows the hard work starts now but he will be given every opportunity to progress at this club."

Edmundson added: "It's come as a big shock to me to sign a contract. I was initially told I wasn't going to get offered one but to be told after the cup final I was getting one was an amazing feeling.

"To get up to first team standard I now need to put the hard work in. I've been in with Anthony White and Jack Tuohy doing stuff to get physically bigger and stronger.

"The new manager comes from a youth background so that gives us a head start because we know he tries to develop youth players as he has been in that environment before so it gives us a good starting point."

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