Tony Weston is looking forward to a bright future, after making his first team debut for Blackpool last weekend.
The 16-year-old forward is a highly rated prospect in the youth academy at Bloomfield Road and made a cameo appearance in last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Maidstone United in the Emirates FA Cup, coming on as a late substitute for Liam Feeney.
“I’m excited for what the future holds,” Weston said.
“I’ve been involved in training with the first team for a few weeks now, and the intensity is much harder and you’ve got to make your decisions faster compared to youth team football.
“I’ve worked hard to make my debut and want to look to kick on now and see what the future holds.”
Speaking about Weston and how he has progressed in recent seasons, Blackpool FC’s Lead Youth Development Phase Coach, Lee Thorpe, said: “Tony has achieved a lot in a short space of time.
“He’s a natural goal scorer so has always had big numbers in the scoring charts. But, that doesn’t define Tony as a player. His hard work, determination and desire to score goals and be the best is unique and everyone in the academy always looks up to him. He also sets the standard for other players, as he’s a great learner and always tries his hardest to get as much out of the game as he can.
“I’ve no doubt he’ll go on from strength to strength in the coming years and play a big part of Blackpool’s future.”