FGR Media
Thursday 16 July 2020

Forest Green are delighted to announce the signing of teenage striker Jake Young from Premier League Sheffield United on a two-year deal.

Huddersfield-born Young, 18, joined United in 2019 from non-league Guiseley after catching the eye of Blades’ Manager Chris Wilder in a first team behind closed doors game against Wigan.

Young played regularly for the Under-23s, scoring the winner on his debut against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s with his first touch.

On his arrival at the New Lawn, Young said: “I spent 18 months at Sheffield United, it was a good moment, but I’m now ready for a new challenge. Forest Green are on the rise and a great Club to join and are moving in the right direction.”

Director of Football Richard Hughes championed the capture of Rovers’ latest signing, he said: “He’s a good prospect with some tools that we look forward to developing. Technically, he is proficient and has a real ability to score different types of goals.”

Give our new striker a warm Forest Green welcome by following him on Twitter @Jake_young2