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CONTRACT NEWS | Wales Under-18 international Dan Davies signs first professional contract

Defender becomes sixth youth team player to sign on

6 January 2022

Wrexham AFC are pleased to announce defender Dan Davies, 17, has become the sixth current youth team player to sign his first professional contract with the Club.

The Wales Under-18 international has signed a professional contract, with Wrexham having fought off interest from Premier League clubs to retain Davies’ services.

He follows Aaron James, Will Mountfield, Tom Jenkins, Kai Evans and Dan Jones in signing professional terms with Wrexham, as the Club continues to build towards the future by retaining our key younger players. Evans has since gone on to make his first-team debut, against Gloucester City.

And on signing his new deal, Davies – who scored against FC Halifax Town Under-18s on Wednesday – said: “It feels really good, it’s a very proud moment for me. It shows how hard work pays off.

“I’ll just train as hard as I can now. It’s been a slight change for me to be around the first-team squad at training this season – the intensity’s a lot higher, but it’s good and the lads have been great in motivating me and helping me.”

Davies joined Wrexham aged 14, and earned his first Wales call-up in August – representing the Under-18s as they drew with England in Newport.

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson added: “I’m pleased Dan has signed his professional contract. He got involved in the first team in pre-season and we thought he did well.

“He’s tall, left-footed, got good athleticism and we feel he has a good chance of success.

“There’s a lot of work for all the youngsters we’ve signed and the journey starts now, but I felt Dan was a key one to get signed up.

“As I’ve stressed before, both the co-chairmen, and myself as manager, want to keep the best young players and build this structure going forward. Dan’s a good indication of that.”

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