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Youngster Hughes Agrees First Pro Deal
Friday, 12th Jun 2020 09:16

Young midfielder Tommy Hughes has agreed his first professional deal with the Blues, a one-year contract plus the option of a further year.

The 19-year-old academy product, who joined his hometown club aged seven, made three sub appearances for the first team during 2019/20, two in the Trophy and one in the FA Cup. In 2018/19, he spent time on loan at Bury Town.

Hughes, who in March last year netted a goal for the U18s from his own half of the field, will put pen to paper on his deal at the start of July.

Meanwhile, contrary to a report earlier in the week, defender Alex Henderson hasn’t been handed a professional contract by the Blues.

However, the centre-half has been been offered a third year as an academy scholar.

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KiwiBlue2 added 10:32 - Jun 12
Good luck Tommy I hope that things go well for you... remember the harder you work the 'luckier' you will get....

MaySixth added 10:36 - Jun 12
Excellent little player. Saw him at Millwall for the U23's last season.

runningout added 10:52 - Jun 12
Has it all if he wants it

Len_Brennan added 10:58 - Jun 12
Really good news; he looks a real talent & a likely first team player over the coming year.

Lightningboy added 11:38 - Jun 12
Give him all Skuse’s match time next season.

Will benefit him & us.

roystevensonsrocket added 12:46 - Jun 12
Why hasn’t he been offered a pro contract before the age of 19. Were the not too sure about him until now ?

ITFCsince73 added 14:24 - Jun 12
That is the concern Roy. If he is showing that much promise, why hasn’t a bigger more successful club such as Brentford or Huddersfield stepped in over last few months

MaySixth added 14:29 - Jun 12
ITFCsince1973 he is showing promise at a lower level which is why a club at a higher level haven't approached him.
He has a still a little way to go physically but looks a good League 1 talent to me

ITFCsince73 added 14:34 - Jun 12
MaySmith. That’s not how the modern game works unfortunately.
The big boys see potential, get him for as little as possible, loan him out.
Only then, when he hasn’t shown he can step up....they dump.

rfretwell added 17:00 - Jun 12
Another little un! A few big, muscular lads needed for div 1.

rfretwell added 17:00 - Jun 12
Another little un! A few big, muscular lads needed for div 1.

Shawsey added 08:59 - Jun 13
Good luck Tommy lad. Won't be hard to break into the first team at the moment, so see you sooner rather than later. Ignore managers advice and just play football the way it should be played. Best of luck.

Linkboy13 added 21:26 - Jun 13
He's a decent player but apart from Dobra we haven't got any young players that we can get excited about. We use to produce players that played in the top flight now we are struggling to find young players to play in div one which sums up our club at the moment.

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