Teenage striker Eoghan Stokes is the latest young player to sign a pro contract...
Irish striker Eoghan Stokes is the latest young player to sign his first professional contract with the club.
The 17-year-old follows in the footsteps of fellow second years Smith Tiesse and Afolabi Coker who have also signed professional terms with the club.
Eoghan joined the club last season and netted six goals in 15 appearances as the Under-18s won their divisional title.
The teenager, who represents his country at youth level, has also figured in the Under-21s.
“I’m pleased for him,” said Under-21s coach Neil Redfearn. “He did well for the Under-18s last year, particularly towards the back end.
"He was very patient because he had Lewis Walters and Luke Parkin in front, but he bided his time and got himself in the picture.
“The club has strong links with Ireland, he’s just been called up again and he’s got to be looking to break into the Under-21s this season.”