Ben Worman goes from Waterbeach Colts to professional contract at Cambridge United

PUBLISHED: 09:16 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:16 06 September 2018

Ben Worman signs a professional contract at Cambridge United.

Ben Worman signs a professional contract at Cambridge United.

Simon Lankester

Young forward signs three-year deal at the Abbey Stadium

Ben Worman has signed a three-year professional contract at Cambridge United.

On his 17th birthday, Worman committed his future to the U’s until 2021.

Worman was spotted playing for Waterbeach Colts by academy manager Tom Pell 10 years ago, and has been with the club since the age of seven, developing through the academy.

He made his first-team debut last season against Peterborough United in the Checkatrade Trophy and trained and featured for the first team during pre-season.

“This is fantastic news for Ben, his family and everyone connected with the academy and the football club,” said Pell.

“A number of Ben’s family are long-term supporters of the club and the fact he has worn the black and amber shirt for over 10 years now means this is a proud moment for him.

“Ben is one of a number of young players who are now beginning the transition from academy football into the first team.

“As seen with Harry Darling and Leon Davies most recently in the first team, Ben must continue to work hard and improve in order to gain as many opportunities as possible.”

Ben Strang, the head of football at Cambridge United, said: “Ben deserves the recognition of a professional contract through the consistency of his performances and his work ethic.

“His attitude and approach to the game is fantastic and he has a fearlessness that helps him adapt to different environments.

“He is well regarded by first team staff and as he progresses, they will be excited to continue the excellent work done by the academy in aiding Ben’s development.”

Worman will continue his development with St Neots Town, having joined the Evo-Stik League South Premier side on an initial one-month loan.

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