Youngsters sign fist pro deals with Morecambe

Morecambe FC.
Morecambe FC.

Two Morecambe youngsters have signed their first professional deals with the club.

Midfielder Charlie Bailey, 17, and striker Jack Kelleher, 18, have signed one-year contracts after impressing in the club’s academy.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “We had a look at both lads last year as they trained with the first team on a couple of occasions and did really well.

“Both of them have great attitudes and impressed us in the youth sides.

“We are looking forward to working with them next season and seeing them develop.’’

Lancaster-born Bailey has been with the Shrimps in their development system since he was 13 and went to Central Lancaster High School.

Kelleher, a former Everton youngster from Liverpool, was a student with Lancaster and Morecambe College who impressed in the reserves last season and had a loan spell with Kendal Town in the Evo-Stik FIrst Division North.