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Latics Confirm New Academy Intake

26 April 2018

Nine youngsters have signed their two-year scholarship forms to join the Oldham Athletic youth team next season.

The youngsters will join the current crop of first year scholars as they challenge for the Youth Alliance league title next season.

From left to right: Ryan Pickford, Reece Gaskell, Kyle Wych, Jack Grundy, Ellis Allen, Taylor, Lewis McKinney, Charley Leech, Andy Hackett.

Ryan Pickford - Forward

Ryan joined the club shortly before Christmas from Burnley FC. Ryan is a talented forward who is Manchester based. He has already represented the youth team on several occasions.

Reece Gaskell - Midfield
Reece has been with the club since under 13s and is a Warrington-based player. He has shown very good progress over recent years and has also had opportunities to represent the youth team over the season.

Kyle Wych - Midfield
Kyle has joined the club in recent weeks from Manchester United. The midfielder is a Manchester-born player who has impressed over his time with the club and has had a couple of opportunities to represent the youth team during his trial period.

Jack Grundy - Defender
Jack has been with the club since under 12s and has shown real progress throughout his time with the club. Jack is also a Warrington-based player and has had various opportunities across the season to represent the youth team.

Ellis Allen - Goalkeeper
Ellis joined the club earlier this season after leaving Bolton Wanderers. Ellis is a Manchester-based player who has really taken to the club well and has already represented the club at youth team level.

Taylor Jones - Defender
Taylor has joined the club in recent weeks after leaving Wigan Athletic. Taylor is a left-footed centre half and has shown real promise throughout his time at the club. Taylor is based in Skelmersdale and has represented the youth team on a couple of occasions throughout his trial period.

Lewis McKinney - Forward
Lewis joined the club at the start of the season from Burnley FC and is a very versatile individual. Lewis is a Manchester-based footballer and is a hard-working individual who has shown when representing the youth team throughout the course of the season.

Charley Leech - Left Back
Charley recently joined the club from Rochdale FC and has had a real impact since signing for the club. Charley is a Rochdale-based lad who has represented the youth team on a few occasions since joining the club.

Andy Hackett - Right Back
Andy joined the club at under 14 level as a centre forward but in more recent years has seen himself move into the right back position. Andy is Liverpool-based and has really progressed during his time at the Academy and he has regularly played in the higher ages for the youth team throughout the season.

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