York City academy striker Ben Hirst signs first pro deal

Ben Hirst
Hirst first joined the York City at under-12 level

Academy striker Ben Hirst has signed his first professional contract with York City, keeping him at the League Two club until June 2016.

The 17-year-old made his first-team debut for the Minstermen at Tranmere on the opening day of the season.

He is yet to start a senior game for the club, having made a total of five substitute appearances to date.

"He's still got lots to improve on, but it's great to have him on board," York boss Russ Wilcox told the club website.external-link

"He's been in the system for five years or so, and I think it shows everyone what a great job the academy staff are doing."

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