WANDERERS have announced an intake of scholars who will start their full-time careers next season.

Starting two-year programmes which will combine training with education and an academic qualification under the League Football Education Scheme, 10 players have been retained.

Eight of the intake have come through the Lostock academy with two joining Dave Gardner’s Under-18s side last year.

The group will now combine with the existing scholars to make up the core of Wanderers’ Under-18s side in the North West Alliance this season.

They will also be challenging for spots in the new-look B Team, for which more trials are due to be held in the near future for out-of-contract players.

The group comprise of: Jack Dallimore, Harrison Fleury, Leo Graham, Sean Hogan, Sam Inwood, Giovanni Loureiro, Anthony Pinto, Yestin Shakespear, Jospeh Toole and James Westwood.