Delight as college teen signs for Fleetwood

Myerscough College student, Jack Sowerby, has been given a deal with Fleetwood Town Football Club.
Myerscough College student, Jack Sowerby, has been given a deal with Fleetwood Town Football Club.

Myerscough College student Jack Sowerby has been given a professional football contract with Fleetwood Town.

The 19-year-old has joined the League One club on a deal until the end of next season after impressing Cod Army boss Graham Alexander with his displays for Fylde coast North West Counties side Squires Gate.

Striker Jack, from Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, spent two years at Myerscough studying for a level 3 BTEC in football studies before his big move into the professional game. He has scored 20 goals in 21 matches this season.

Jack is the latest in a growing list of former Myerscough College students to make it professionally and joins the likes of Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Alex Kenyon (Morecambe), Joe Bunney (Rochdale) and Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic) who all came through the college’s system.

Dave McCann, who was Jack’s tutor at Myerscough, and also his managed him at Squires Gate, along with college football tutor Richard Thomas, said: “Jack’s done really well and we’re delighted that he’s the latest student to make it professionally.

“It’s great he’s been signed at League One level. It follows two years in which Jack’s been given a sound educational background with Myerscough, and as his course tutor I’m delighted that he stuck with me at Squires Gate and that gave him the opportunity to be spotted.

“I think he has a great chance of making a good career in the game and I wish him all the best for the future.”