We are delighted to confirm that young midfielder Sammie Hicks has signed a contract with Gloucester City.\r\n\r\nSammie is another success story from the excellent Gloucester City Youth Development network and follows in the footsteps of academy graduates Joe Parker and Sam Avery to join the first team squad.\r\n\r\nGloucester City Head of Youth Development Ken Blackburn said: “Sammie has shown a great attitude and dedication over the last few seasons and we are all delighted he has earned a contract with the first team.\r\n\r\n“It is an important part of our job and pleasing to see another youngster progress from youth level into the first team squad.”\r\n\r\nHicks has been very impressive in his pre-season appearances so far and has turned heads amongst fans, players and staff alike.\r\n\r\nSpeaking after the pre-season friendly with a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI, Tim Harris said: “Sammie is growing in stature and in confidence with every game.\r\n\r\n“They say with players that when you train, you have to earn respect and he’s certainly earned the respect of the players in this squad.”

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