Burnley College student Marko plays his way to pro deal with FA Cup winners

PRO DEAL: Marko Marosi

PRO DEAL: Marko Marosi

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Burnley College student Marko Marosi got the news he was wishing for at the weekend with the reward of a professional contract at FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.

The 18-year-old has had an extended trial with the Latics, following a recommendation from former Wigan defender Barry Knowles, head coach at Burnley College Football Academy.

The Advanced level Public Services student, who was playing in the North West Counties Premier Division with Barnoldswick Town five months ago,has impressed sufficiently to earn a deal with the club, who will start next season in the Championship after relegation from the Premier League after eight seasons.

Marko, featured in last Friday’s Express Sport, said on his twitter page: “Happiest man alive, dreams come true.”