TEENAGER winger Ellis Hudson has signed a pro contract with City.

The two-year deal, with a further season option, is a reward for the youngster’s impressive progress through the ranks.

The former Bingley Grammar School pupil, 17, made an eye-catching debut in the Checkatrade Trophy win over Stoke under-23s. He has been with the City academy set-up since he was eight.

Hudson said: “I've dreamt of this moment ever since I started playing football really.

"It was great to make my full debut on the pitch against Stoke earlier in the season - it was something I've worked so hard for. It was still a big shock for me though when I was offered this deal.

"There is obviously a massive step-up from youth team to first team but I think I have managed to cope quite well in training.

"It is a lot more physical but I will have to make sure I handle it all, keep trying to play my football and trying to impress.

"Playing in the reserves last season I think helped me with my progression as well, that is obviously another step up from the youth team.

"I played with Daniel Devine last season and I think he has set a good standard for other young players coming through like myself. He is a good role model."

Stuart McCall said: “Ellis has got really good potential, a lot of ability, and a lovely left foot.

"The hard work starts now for him though. The aim for him, with the help of the staff here at the club, is to keep developing as a person and as a player.”