Wales youth international Will Jenkins-Davies has signed his first professional contract with Plymouth Argyle on his 17th birthday.
It is another sign of the progress being made by the Argyle academy that Pilgrims’ boss Ryan Lowe has wasted no time in offering the deal to the highly-rated midfielder.
Jenkins-Davies has already made two substitute appearances for Argyle, both in the Papa John’s Trophy this season, away to Newport County and against Swindon at Home Park.
He was also an unused substitute for the League One games away to Lincoln City and Oxford United earlier this month.
Jenkins-Davies, who signed full Argyle academy terms at under-nines level, told the official club website about how he felt to sign his first pro contract.
He said: “I can’t quite believe it to be honest. It’s a dream to say that I am a pro for this amazing football club.”
Lowe has been very impressed by what he has seen from the former Torquay Boys Grammar School student, and recently described him as ‘an up and coming star for Argyle’.
The Wales under-18 international said: “I am happy to have made an impression on him and he has been telling me to stay focussed and to keep working hard.
“The lads have been really good with me too, and it has been great being on the bench a couple of times to experience what a matchday really feels like and how much goes into every detail of the game.
“I hope to integrate into the squad more and just get more experience and hopefully make my league debut too.”
He added: “I have worked hard and just want to keep on working and keep continuing to show that I am worthy to be here. This club is all I have known, coming up through the ranks in the academy.
“The most difficult thing is staying in the squad, you can get in there but if you don’t perform, the next minute you could be out. I just want to stay in the squad and continue being an Argyle player.”
Defender Brandon Pursall also signed his first professional contract for the Pilgrims on his 17th birthday in January, while schoolboy prospects Freddie Issaka and Caleb Roberts have already committed to doing the same in the future.
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