Attacking midfielder joins Town after a successful trial
- Huddersfield Town Academy signs Evander Grubb
- 16-year-old attacking midfielder signs two-year scholarship
- Comments from Head of Academy Recruitment Lee Mellor
The Huddersfield Town Academy has today completed the signing of Evander Grubb to a two-year scholarship.
The 16-year-old attacking midfielder, who can play out wide or centrally, joins the Club after a successful trial period from Pro Chance Academy.
Evander hit the headlines nationally last month, as he became the youngest ever goal-scorer in FA Cup history for non-league Bristol Manor Farm, netting twice after coming on as an early substitute in a 5-1 in over Cadbury Heath.
At just 16 years and 54 days old, he beat the existing record as the youngest scorer in the historic competition by around two weeks.
From Radstock in Somerset, Evander had previously been part of the Bristol Rovers Academy before playing for Manor Farm at 16.
He featured as a trialist for Town’s Under-17 side in the EFL Youth Alliance game against Doncaster Rovers earlier this month.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Academy Recruitment Lee Mellor explained:
“We’re happy to welcome Evander to the Academy today.
“He’s an intelligent footballer who has the ability to work out problems on the pitch, and he’s technically gifted too – especially in and around the penalty area.
“Evander is young for his age group but has already acquitted himself very well in senior football for Bristol Manor Farm. We still believe there is a lot of development to come from him.”