Sheffield Wednesday’s high hopes for goalkeeper they snapped up from Manchester City

Sheffield Wednesday’s U18 goalkeeper, Pierce Charles, is being tipped for big things following his move from Manchester City – and has received international recognition for his talents as well.

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 12:09 pm

Despite being just 16, the young shot-stopper is already showing plenty of promise in his fledgling career, however he hasn’t been able to play a part in all of the U18s’ preparation for the season ahead after being called into a camp with Northern Ireland.

The teenager, who has also been called up to England at U15 level in the past, signed a scholarship to join the Owls last month, and Wednesday’s academy head, Steven Haslam, admits that he’s been very impressed with what he’s seen from him so far.

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Speaking to the club’s official website earlier this month, Haslam said: “It is great to see Pierce receive international recognition this last week and that has been a fantastic experience for him.

“He has settled into the club really well and shown his quality in the friendly games so far.

“He’s a composed young man who has good distribution, understands the game and has shown a good desire to improve further. We are looking forward to working with Pierce.”

Charles didn’t feature as the U18s got off to a winning start against Ipswich Town last week as Leojo Davidson scored from the spot to give them a 1-0 victory, however will be hoping to battle it out with Jack Hall for a spot in the side as the season progresses on.

Pierce Charles was pleased to join Sheffield Wednesday. (via @pierce_charles on Instagram)