Photo: Joshua Earl
Ainsdale teenager signs professional contract at Preston North End
Three current second year scholars have been offered professional contracts at Preston North End for the 2017/18 season.
“I just want to try to get into the gaffer’s plans, and work as hard as I possibly can to show that I’m not just a young kid still.”
And Callum too was happy to be given the opportunity to try and prove himself at the next level: “It is a massive achievement. But it just feels like now it is time to kick on and move up, because I think I’m ready for the next step in what will hopefully be a career in the game.
“The hard work doesn’t stop now, it’s just the next step. I am looking to get my head down straight away and for me, the start of next season starts now.”
Joshua’s father, Jared Earl adde: “After starting out at Formby Juniors aged just 4 I have watched Josh’s progress. It’s been great and bloody awful at times. He has dedicated his life to get to this point. We are all very proud of his achievement to date but know the hard work has only just begun.”
“I can’t thank everyone enough for all the kind words and encouragement that most of you on here have offered both me, his mum and Josh along the way.
Thanks also to all the staff at PNE. I’ve not been the easiest dad to deal with I know but I only ever wanted was I thought best for him.”
“Well done Josh we are all very proud of you.”
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