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Seven Offered First Professional Contracts

City are delighted to announce seven second-year scholars have been offered their first professional contract.

The Academy septet have impressed playing for the club’s Under-18s and Under-23s this season, earning the potential to become a pro on signing the terms offered.

Those players are:

Kel Akpobire, Opi Edwards, James Morton, George Nurse (pictured), Aaron Parsons, Tom Richards, Harvey Smith.

Gary Probert, the club’s Academy manager, said: “To be signing up seven players on to professional contracts is a tremendous boost for the Academy setup.

“We’ve been very pleased with how well the group has coped with the step up from Under-18s to the Under-23s this season.

“Congratulations should go to all those who have been offered contracts.”

Meanwhile, six of the club’s development group will be offered new deals this summer.

Goalkeepers Max O’Leary and Jojo Wollacott have earned new contracts, along with Ash Harper, Cameron Pring, Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and Jake Andrews, who enjoyed excellent loan spells at Guernsey and Chippenham Town this season.

Meanwhile, the club would like to thank the following players who will all be leaving Ashton Gate this summer.

Owen Barry, Harrison Reeves, Osagi Bascome, Jack Challis, James Difford, Kodi Lyons-Foster, Joe McNulty, Harvey Moss and Charlie Harris.

Probert added: “It’s always a difficult time telling young players that they won’t be offered deals.

“We will be supporting all of those players being released, including Charlie Harris throughout his rehabilit

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