Jake Beecroft, one for the future, has signed a 3-year contract, tieing his future to the club until 2011. The midfielder has, to date, made 9 first team appearences: 4 in league games, and 5 in County Cup matches. Jake has shown the true importance of the under-thread youth-system here at NP, by exemplifying an “ideal case”. Since joining he worked himself through the ranks, progressing to reserves and then to the full-squad.
He will be following Andy Burgess amongst others in his promotion from the youth.
Below: fans’ reactions
He quite impressed me in his games last season. Could (and maybe should!) have got himself a goal against Aldershot.
Another good sign – and credit to the youth scheme. We aren’t just going out and getting players in.
|Well done Jake, very well deserved! He certainly didn’t look out of place in the pre-season friendly against Halstead. Well done to Paul Driver and his team as well.
Just proves having the right attitude and professionalism as a youngster goes a long way. I know Jake has spent hours in the gym building himself up, some may remember the slight young lad that joined the club a few years ago. He can certainly handle himself in that central midfield role now.