Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce that Luke Mariette has signed a professional contract with the Seasiders.
The midfielder, 17, has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at Bloomfield Road, having consistently shone for the youth team this season, scoring three goals in 26 appearances and providing four assists for his team-mates.
Named on the first-team bench for matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic, Mariette’s performances were recently rewarded with a call-up to the Wales under-18 squad, where he made his international debut against England.
On signing his contract, Luke Mariette said:
“I’m over the moon. I’ve been working hard this season to get a professional deal and it’s come early. It’s been a good season for the youth team and I’ve started regularly, as well as train with the first-team a couple of times and been involved on the bench.”
Academy Director Ciaran Donnelly said:
“Luke has had an excellent season. As a first-year scholar he has adapted to full-time football in a positive manner and his performances for the under-18s have been really encouraging. He has also been given a number of opportunities to be around the first-team squad, which have had a positive impact.
“Luke is a respectful young man and he is well deserving of his recent international call up. We’re all looking forward to continuing our work with Luke. The future is promising for him.”