Schoolboy Sam hopes to cut it with '˜Blades'

Sam McClellan, a Year 11 student at Ponteland High, recently played in three trial matches with Sheffield United Football Club.

He impressed the ‘Blades’ by scoring goals in all three matches and as a result Sam has been offered and accepted a two year scholarship contract with the Yorkshire club.

Steve Holmes, Head of Recruitment at Sheffield United, attended Ponteland High School for Sam to sign his contract with the club.

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He said: “Sam’s initial trial allowed him to showcase his ability to the Academy staff after having impressed in a fixture at our training ground for his boys club in Wallsend.

“During this time, he scored six goals in three games and demonstrated the potential that we require for a scholarship. We are very pleased that Sam has accepted a two year deal and we very much look forward to developing him as a player for the future”

Sam will start with SUFC on July 1.

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