Good luck, Logan!

By Daniel Prince

Former South Shields youngster Logan Powell has joined Scottish second tier club Queen of the South.

Logan, who played for the Mariners’ Under-18s side last season, has signed a two-year deal with the Dumfries-based outfit.

As well as playing for the young Mariners, Logan was a regular at first-team training sessions last season.

The speedy striker, who turned 17 last month, made his senior debut for Shields in March against Alnwick Town at Peterlee after impressing manager Jon King in training.

He will now get the opportunity to impress in the professional game, and will immediately link up with Queen of the South’s reserves and Under-20s squads.

Commenting on the move, Logan said: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity, and I can’t wait to get up there.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and this is my first step towards having a full-time career in football.

“Hopefully this will be the start of something big, and the start of me becoming a professional footballer.

“I got great experience last season playing with the South Shields first-team and training with them most weeks.

“That brought me on quite a lot as a player, and I’m very grateful for what the club did for me and the other youngsters last season.

“I’d like to pay particular thanks to Kevin Bolam, who coached me at Under-18 level for Shields, and first-team manager Jon King for guiding me through junior football to senior football.”

Everyone at the club wishes Logan every success for the future.