Morecambe have confirmed on the official website that promising youngster Declan Watson has signed his first professional contract.
The winger will stay with the Shrimps for at least one year, after impressing for the club’s youth and reserve sides in the past season. Manager Jim Bentley says the player fully deserves a contract.
“Declan is someone who has really impressed us with his performances and his attitude,” Bentley said. “He has played for the English Colleges side and grown in confidence since joining our college scheme.
“He really caught the eye in a reserve team game at Port Vale last year when he caused an experienced side a lot of problems with his pace and he is someone who we feel deserves a chance to show us what he can do over the next 12 months.”