Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce that Ewan Bange has agreed a professional contract with the Seasiders.
The forward, who marked his 19th birthday last week, has put pen-to-paper on an initial 18-month deal at Bloomfield Road, with the Club holding the option to extend it by a further year.
Having progressed through the academy to break into the youth team setup at the age of 15, Bange has been a consistent performer for the under-18s and debuted for the first-team in the EFL Trophy against Carlisle United in October 2019.
A third-year scholar prior to signing this deal, Bange has scored 13 goals so far this season, including three hat-tricks, with his most recent coming away at Oldham Athletic earlier this month.
On signing his contract, Ewan Bange said:
“It means a lot to me and my family. I’ve been here for 11 years now and I’ve been working towards this day since then. I can only thank my family and the staff for helping me to get here. The hard work starts now.
“I know it’s a big step up, but I’m willing to put the work in to get to that level. Hopefully I can help the team out in the future.”
Academy Director Ciaran Donnelly added:
“It gives the academy a great deal of pride seeing Ewan sign his first professional contract with the Club. Ewan joined the Club as an eight-year-old and has progressed through the pathway over the last 11 years to this point.
“He is a unique player that has lots of potential and we are looking forward to seeing how he develops as he makes his first steps into senior football in the coming months. He has had a few opportunities to play and train with the first-team and with careful nurturing, I am really hopeful that he can make that step into our first-team in the next couple of seasons.”