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Wilson Handed First Professional Deal

11 April 2016

Youngster Makes Step Up

Youth team captain Macauley Wilson has put pen to paper on his first professional contract with Blackpool Football Club.

The 18-year-old has earned rave reviews for the under-18s this season, bagging 12 goals primarily from right-back.

Wilson, who is a boyhood Blackpool fan, has been with the club since the age of 15 after leaving Manchester United and can also be utilised in central midfield. 

The youngster has been training with the first-team in recent weeks and was on the bench for the club’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at Port Vale in October.

He's agreed an initial deal until the summer of 2017, with the option of a further 12 months. 

“I’m buzzing to get started,” he explained. “I need to work hard to impress the manager and hopefully I’ll get my chance. 

“I’ve tried my hardest all season, scored quite a few goals and I feel I’ve done alright when I’ve stepped up to first-team training.

“I’ve never looked back since joining Blackpool and I can’t wait for the future.” 

Wilson is the latest graduate from the club’s youth system, with Luke Higham, Henry Cameron and Bright Osayi-Samuel all turning out for The Seasiders this season. 

Watch Wilson bag a hat-trick against Shrewsbury Town for the youth team earlier this season.

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