Cambridge United have announced the signing of Sam Whittall on a six-month contract.
The 20-year-old midfielder has featured for U’s during their pre-season after being released by Wolverhampton Wanderers, a club he has been with since the age of eight.
Cambridge manager Richard Money is pleased to be able to sign the midfielder after having an eye on him last year.
“I think you could see on Tuesday (at Birmingham) that without (Issa) Diallo and with (Luke) Berry going to Barnsley, we just looked a little bit short in there without moving people around too much,” said the 58-year-old, speaking to Cambridge News.
“We’ve seen him in pre-season and he’s someone we’ve kept an eye on for the last year. He has had a good grounding at a good club and academy and he has impressed us with not only his ability, but also his personality, attitude and application to work and want to improve.
“He came in for two weeks and paid his own way and showed a real hunger to come and join us, so we’re pleased we’ve been able to work something out,” he concluded.
Whittall has been given the number 24 shirt is available for this weekend’s game against Portsmouth. You can see our preview here.