YOUNG midfielder Cameron Sangster has completed his graduation from the Argyle Academy by signing his first professional contract.
The 18 year-old from Newton Abbot is the latest in a long line of Pilgrims who have progressed through the age groups and has been rewarded with a pro deal.
He said: “I’ve been here since I was eight years old so to sign a professional deal with a club that I have been with that long is pretty buzzing for me.”
Cameron made his first senior appearance just before Christmas last year in a 4-1 Sky Bet League One rout of Oldham Athletic, coming on as a last-minute substitute just six days before he turned 18.
That was one of several occasions last season that he was named in a first-team match-squad and he said: “It was a really good experience to be in and around the pros quite a lot last season. It’s given me the experience to take into this season and beyond.
“It was a good taster. Now I really want to kick on this season.
“If you put in good performances and the gaffer recognises it and you earn your opportunity to move up to the first team, you have got to take it there and then.”
He was also part of the Under-18 side that famously knocked Manchester City out of the FA Youth Cup in December, slotting home the third penalty in a 6-5 Home Park shoot-out victory.
Previously, he was a member of the 2013-14 season’s successful Milk Cup squad which reached the semi-finals and he made his debut for the Under-18s the following season.