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Brentford are on the verge of signing defender Jack Utteridge from Histon. The 18 year old has been on trial with Brentford playing both youth and development matches and has been offered a 1 year contract – expecting to sign within the next few days.

Histon have a great reputation in the non-leagues for developing kids from grass roots. Only recently, nine members of Histon’s first team were a product of their academy and they were recently knocked out of the youth cup by Liverpool. Most people will remember Histon from their FA cup exploits – defeating Leeds 1-0 before a live television audience 4 years ago.

Utteridge will play for Histon for the rest of this season before joining the Brentford squad and then hopefully linking up with fans and players in Germany later in the summer.