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Young achieves Football League dream

Young striker Jake Young has become the latest Non-League talent to secure a move to the Football League after he completed a transfer to Championship side Sheffield United from Guiseley.

The 17-year-old joined the academy structure at Guiseley in 2017 from Shelley Juniors and has recently been in and around the first team fold at Nethermoor Park.

The striker has spent the last few months on trial with Sheffield United, where he played regularly for the Blades’ Under 23 side and scored a winner on his debut in November with his very first touch against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

Young went on to catch the eye of the Blades’ first team manager Chris Wilder when included in a first team behind closed doors game against Wigan Athletic and was subsequently offered a pro deal.

Guiseley AFC Head of Youth Dave Currie said: “Jake is a great example of what can be achieved with hard work and a strong self-belief. He has came from a Sunday League club and is now a professional football player at a top Championship club.

“Jake is an example to every young player that anything is possible and his move underlines the opportunities available for players at Guiseley AFC Academy. We wish him all the very best in the future.”


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