Hull City tie five youngsters down to professional deals
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It was a proud day for many of Hull City’s youngsters today as five Academy scholars have signed their first professional contracts with the Tigers.

Goalkeeper Harry Fisk, midfielders Louis Beckett, Oliver Green and Harry Lovick, and striker Josh Hinds have all signed one-year deals, which include a club option of a further year.

Speaking to the official club website, the Academy Manager Richard Naylor said: “This has always been a strong year group coming up through the academy and a lot of the boys have been together for a number of years now. This is an extension of that progression.

They’ve all played in the Under-23s this year and shown they’re capable of playing at that level.

Jake Leake, McCauley Snelgrove and Will Jarvis signed earlier in the season, which means eight players from one year group have been handed professional contracts.

“We’ve got high hopes for them and they deserve their opportunity to try to kick on and push into the first-team squad.”

With so many home grown players such as Keane Lewis Potter, Jacob Greaves, Brandon Fleming, Billy Chadwick, Ahmed Salam and Andy Smith all getting first team minutes during this last season, it is certainly an exciting time for both the young players, the club and the fans - the latter of which will be desperate to see these promising starlets push on next season.