Cowdenbeath have taken the number of young full-time football apprentices plying their trade at Central Park to seven with the addition of two more teenagers.
Goalkeeper Jamie Sneddon and midfielder Josh Wilson, both of whom are just 17-years-old, have both put pen to paper on new deals and are expected to have a bright future with the Fife club.
Sneddon had been on a part-time contract since being released by Hearts in the summer, although he has performed well at Under 20 level and has been on the first team bench since the departure of Thomas Flynn.
Wilson, meanwhile, has been combining his schooling with day release training at the club and has convinced boss Jimmy Nicholl to offer him a full-time contract.
Nicholl has high hopes for the pairing.
“We have had both boys in since the summer, training with the first team squad, and both have convinced me that they are worth full-time apprenticeships,” the Cowden boss added.
“We now have seven young footballers in at the club full-time and although they are currently playing mostly for the Under 20 team some have already made the first team bench.
“If they continue to learn, work hard and develop as footballers, there is no reason why these boys cannot be first team players in future.”