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Latics Youngsters Sign Pro Contracts

2 May 2019

Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce that youth team products Harry Robinson and Javid Swaby-Neavin have signed professional contracts with the club.

Robinson made his professional debut earlier in the year against Notts County whilst Swaby-Neavin has featured on the bench on a few occasions this season.

Swaby-Neavin has also spent some time out on loan at local club Ashton United on work experience whilst being part of the youth team.

Head Coach Pete Wild was delighted for the pair and he says they fully deserve their contracts.

“I’m really pleased for them both, they’ve worked really hard across the two years in their scholarship.” He said.

“We hope they can become integral members of the first team next season and go on to emulate the successes of George (Edmundson), Tom (Hamer), and Jamie (Stott).

“They’ve both got good technical ability and I believe they will both adapt to the first team environment.”

In other academy news, the U18s recorded a defeat and a victory over Grimsby Town U18 and Rotherham United U18 respectively.

The Latics youngsters were beaten 1-0 by Grimsby but responded with a 5-3 win over Rotherham on Tuesday.

U15 striker Zak Emmerson grabbed himself a hat-trick along with fellow U15 player Kane Badby getting on the scoresheet as well as recording three assists.

Dec Baldwin got the other goal and Coach Developer Craig Large was delighted with the side.

“We performed very well across the two games and the only disappointment is that we didn’t win both of them.” He commented.

“Against Rotherham we had a very young side out, but they stepped up to the plate tremendously.

“Zak and Kane stole the show a little bit, but we have five U15 players and one U16 player on the pitch, so as coaches we were over the moon with all of them.”

Next up for the Youth Team is Burton Albion prior to the first team’s game with Northampton Town at Chapel Road (12pm).


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