Hastings United have this afternoon announced that young midfielder Benn Ward has signed a two year deal with the Burnley Academy.
United manager Chris Agutter, speaking to the club website, was obviously delighted at the news:
“I am so happy for Benn, he is such a hungry and hardworking young man who from day one has put his personality and will on the team. Benn is a very likeable man who we all will be willing on to do his absolute best at Burnley. Whilst Benn will be missed, the amazing work within the Academy continues meaning we have no short of supply of talented young men striving to take his spot.”
Ben, aged only sixteen, had already made ten appearances for the Pitching In Isthmian South East table-toppers this season, experiencing only one defeat- against Ebbsfleet United of National League South in the FA Cup, a match United lost only on penalties after a two-two draw.
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