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Three Scholars To Join Senior Ranks

30 April 2013

Notts County Football Club is delighted to announce that three youth team players will be offered professional contracts.

Strikers Romello Nangle and Malachi Lavelle-Moore and midfielder Kyle Dixon have impressed enough over the past two years to warrant a senior deal. 

All three have been involved in the first team this season, with Nangle scoring his first goal for the club against Colchester United earlier this month.

Meanwhile, second-year scholars Liam Guest, James Randall, Mitchell Clarke, Kameron Campbell and Matthew Crust have all been released.

Academy manager Mick Leonard told the official site: “It’s a bitter-sweet time and it’s probably the hardest part of my job. 

"It’s always difficult to tell someone that they haven’t quite made the grade, but I like to think that the programme all the lads have been on will open other doors for them.

"I believe a few will be playing and learning in America and I’m sure that will be a great experience for them.

"I must thank all the lads for their effort and hard work over the past couple of years. 

"I genuinely believe that they will leave Meadow Lane better prepared for adult life and we, of course, wish them well."

Leonard has congratulated the three players that are set to make the step up to the senior squad in the new season but has informed them that the hard work has only just begun. 

He continued: "Myself and Chris Kiwomya made it quite clear that it’s just a start for them. 

"They are back to square one and they will have to push themselves further and harder if they want to make a career in the game.

"It now means that we have had 10 players offered professional contracts since the Academy's reintroduction, which is fantastic news for the programme."

Check back to the official site later this week for the latest on first team players' futures. 

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