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STRIKER PYKE SIGNS FIRST PRO CONTRACT

26 February 2015

Academy scholar’s future secured to Town

First year Academy scholar Rekeil Pyke has today signed his first professional contract with Huddersfield Town.
 
The 17 year-old striker has put pen to paper on a long term deal.
 
Hailing from Chapeltown, Rekeil played junior football for Rothwell Juniors before joining the Huddersfield Town Academy at under-12 level. 
 
Starting his two year Academy scholarship in the 2014/15 season, he has netted nine goals in 20 starts for Town’s Under-18 side so far.
 
Rekeil has also made his debut for Frankie Bunn’s Under-21 squad, making five starts and a further five substitute appearances – scoring twice in a 3-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium during November.
 


Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Mark Lillis commented:
 
“I’m delighted that we’ve secured Rekeil’s future to Huddersfield Town, as he’s a player with a lot of potential.  
 
“He’s made a fantastic start to his scholarship at the Club and this is just rewards for his hard work and dedication so far, as well as his ability. 
 
“He’ll continue to work under Tony Carss and Leigh Bromby in our Under-18 group day to day, as well as with Frankie Bunn and the Development Squad. 
 
“The hard work has only just begun for Rekeil, but the incentive at this Club is clear. He only has to look to the First Team game on Tuesday night to see William Boyle – a player Rekeil has played with for the last two seasons – make his senior debut. That is what will happen at this Club if you are dedicated and good enough.”

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