Motherwell FC have fended off a host of clubs to secure the signature of Braidhurst High School pupil Dylan Falconer.
Falconer, who will play in the clubs’ Under 13s squad, was previously with local side New Stevenson Boys Club.
Motherwell’s Head of Youth Development Gordon Young was thrilled with his latest recruit.
He said, “I am delighted that Dylan has agreed to join Motherwell given some of the big name clubs who were chasing him.
“We are always keen to secure the best of the Lanarkshire talent and given the lad lives and is schooled locally; he is exactly the type of player we are looking for at Motherwell.
“The challenge is there for him now and he’ll work alongside our excellent coaches towards the ultimate aim of appearing in our first-team squad.”
[pullquote]The challenge is there for him now and he’ll work alongside our excellent coaches towards the ultimate aim of appearing in our first-team squad.”[/pullquote]
Kevin McKenna, Falconer’s manager at New Stevenson Boys Club, was delighted that his star had joined the Steelmen and praised the clubs’ approach.
“This is a great opportunity for Dylan and I am pleased he has joined a club with such an excellent reputation for producing young players and giving them a platform to excel in their career,” said McKenna.
“Obviously you never like to lose good players but Motherwell were very sensitive and respectful in their approach and I would like to wish him the best. The lad has a good chance if he works hard and we will all be hoping that he goes on to have a great future at Fir Park.”