Teenage midfielder Harry Thompson has signed his first professional contract with York City.
The eighteen-year-old has been a regular at reserve-team level this season and recently captained the side against Grimsby Town.
He joined the Minstermen following his release by Middlesbrough three years ago.
“I’m delighted. It’s every lad’s dream to be a professsional footballer,” Thompson told York’s official YouTube channel. “So I’m really happy to sign a deal for York.
“I want to be in the first-team squad regularly and making the bench, and coming on and proving to the manager I’m good enough to be where I am,” he added. “It will be a lot different obviously, a faster tempo when you are playing and training with them. And also playing with a bigger fanbase. I want to be starting as soon as possible and getting in there.”
That increases York’s professional ranks for next season to sixteen, with deals also offered to fellow youngsters Josh Rogerson and Flynn McNaughton, plus the more senior Louis Almond.