FORMER Prestwich Heys left-back Scott McManus has turned professional and signed for League One side Crewe Alexandra.
Scott played for various youth teams at Sandgate Road before making his first team debut during the 2005/06 season, eventually racking up 65 appearances over the following two years and scoring 6 goals.
Now 19, Scott has finally proved late-Manager Adie Moran right and made the big step up in to the professional game.
Following a brief spell at Curzon Ashton this summer after moving from Heys, Scott was spotted by Nottingham Forest in Curzon’s pre-season friendly against Colin Calderwood’s side, resulting in a trial at the City Ground.
It was during this period that Crewe came in for the athletic defender who signed a two-year deal at Gresty Road on Monday for an undisclosed fee.
Speaking to Crewe’s official website, McManus is eager to impress his new employers.
“I got picked up by Curzon Ashton and then I had a trial with Nottingham Forest, and now here I am, signing for the club I would prefer to be at and I can’t wait to get started.
“I am hoping that by coming here I can follow in the footsteps of all the other great players that have come from this club,” said McManus.
“It has a good history for producing players and I have a good opportunity here with a real chance of progressing my career.”
Crewe assistant boss Neil Baker thinks Scott is one for the future.
“He hasn't got much experience, but he could be a good player. He has good talent and likes to attack. Nottingham Forest were keen on him,” said Baker.
“But he's not a player we could throw into the team tomorrow. We need a bit of time to mould him.”
Everybody at Prestwich Heys wishes Scott well for the future and looks forward to one day seeing him bomb up and down the wing on Sky Sports!
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