NANTWICH Town boss Danny Johnson is looking for talented local youth to join his squad.

The boss has invited any interested school leavers to join Dabbers’ new football academy.

The Nantwich Football Academy in partnership with Malbank School and Sixth Form offers young players chance to study alongside their football.

Johnson said: “The first team return for pre-season training on Tuesday, July 1 (6.45pm) and I want to incorporate The Nantwich Football Academy.

“I will be looking for two or three of these young lads to take a place in my squad for the new season and just like Peter Green, Jordan Wain and Callum Hood last season they will be given every opportunity to develop and become part of the club’s future.

“At this level of football, where finances are tight, it is vital we create a pathway in to the first team set up.

“These young lads will undertake a rigorous training routine three times per week and this will stand them in very good stead when they compete in the FA Youth Cup and the English College league they will be participating in.

“These are exciting times to be part of a club looking to young players to become part of the club’s future.”

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