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Mackye Townsend-West signs Pro deal

15 October 2020

Stevenage Football Club have signed Mackye Townsend-West to his first professional contract…

The 18 year old defender has been given increased exposure to the First Team since Alex Revell was named Manager, making his First Team debut earlier this month, in the 3-2 EFL Cup defeat to MK Dons, and has been on the bench for two of the last three Sky Bet League Two games.

“I feel delighted," Townsend-West said. "It is what I have been working so hard for and now I just want to prove that it was the right decision. I am happy that the manager believes in me and trusts me. Now I want to keep on working hard and progressing."

Academy Manager Robbie O’Keefe said, "We are all delighted for Mackye. We came across him in a trial game at the start of last season and immediately saw his raw pace and technical ceiling. Lots of credit should go to the Academy staff, especially Jorden and Ronnie for how they have developed, pushed and progressed Mackye to continually raise his bar.

"Hopefully this is the start of a period of continued success for him as he has to now set new targets and be relentless in achieving them."

Alex Revell said, "When anyone comes through the Academy it is a credit to everyone who works there. We are trying to reward the players who show excellence every day and then when they come with us, they do the same.

"He has all the attributes to be a top player and he is showing that he wants to learn and that he wants to be better. At his age there is no better quality so we are delighted for him and for the Academy."

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