Stepping up to Blues Under-23s

Blues new Professionals and third-year Scholars
Blues new Professionals and third-year Scholars.

Nine players from last year's youth squad have been re-engaged on professional terms or given another year Scholarship and will move up to the Under-23s


Blues have awarded Professional contracts to five players from last season's successful Under-18s.

And a quartet have been handed a third year Scholarship.

All of the group now move up to the Under-23s Development Squad full-time as they continue to progress through the Club's ranks.

Blues Under-18s embarked on a captivating run to the Semi-Finals of the FA Youth Cup last season, and vied for the Professional Development League 2 title.

And the majority of Steve Spooner's side made competitive debuts for the Under-23s.

Now they are fully under the charge of Richard Beale and Paul Robinson in the Development Squad.

Kieron Dawes, Joe Redmond, Tommy Anderson, Geraldo Bajrami and Adam Siviter all signed professional terms this summer. Leo Brown, Ben McLean, Jack Concannon and Caolan Boyd-Munce were given another year's Scholarship.

Other members of the FA Youth Cup squad Odin Bailey and Ryan Stirk had previously been secured on professional contracts.

From last season's Scholars, Blues released Tyrell Hamilton, Jordan Clarke and Tai-Reece Chisholm.