Target man signs for initial six-months after long spell out with injury
Crewe Alexandra is delighted to announce that young target man Callum Prichard-Ellis has signed his first professional contract with the club. The Ellsmere Port based forward has signed an initial six-month contract after only recently returning from a serious knee injury.
Prichard-Ellis had his two-year scholarship interrupted by injury, but the club were determined to give the tall striker every opportunity to prove his potential. Callum has been with Crewe Alexandra from the age of six and if he can prove his fitness and ability then his stay could be extended in January.
Prichard-Ellis has put any idea of a holiday or summer break on hold to work at the Reaseheath training ground alongside his fellow team-mate Fraser Murdoch.
Crewe Alexandra is delighted that Callum has been given this opportunity and hope he can grab his chance with both hands.
On signing for his first professional deal, the forward said:“I’m made up. I’ve been here since I was six, so it’s something I’ve been aiming to do for years and I’m happy to have finally signed it.
“For two years of my scholarship I was injured for virtually all of it, so I’ve not played a lot of football. I need to prove myself now, make sure I can stay fit and take the contact that comes in men's football.
“I’m not going anywhere abroad this summer. I’m staying in England to stay in the gym to make sure I’m ready for pre-season.
He added: “I’ve got a lot to prove because I’ve not played lots of football, but I just need to concentrate on staying fit and playing my football.”