Academy graduate, Jack Byrne, put pen to paper on his first professional contract at the start of the 20/21 season.
A tall, athletic central defender who has progressed through the academy system, catching the eye of Jim Bentley with some solid performances for the U18’s last season. Byrne played an integral role in the Under 18’s 2019/20 Lancashire County Cup triumph, in which he formed a solid defensive partnership alongside fellow young professional James Stanley.
The defender has also featured heavily in the U19’s National League campaign, helping the team go on an impressive unbeaten run. The 19-year-old, who made the switch from Blackpool at the age of 15, will now be hoping to learn from fellow defenders and experienced duo, Nathan Pond and Alex Whitmore.