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We are delighted to confirm the signing of 21-year-old right-back Will Calligan on a one year deal with the club.

Equally adept at playing at full-back or on the wing, Will joined Barnsley’s Academy in January 2014 and signed as a first-year scholar in July 2018. Comfortable in possession and tenacious in the tackle, he has the ability to seamlessly link defence to attack and is also composed in front of goal.

Will was rewarded for his fine performances with a couple of appearances for the U23s at the end of the 2018/19 Professional Development League campaign.

He kick-started his first full season at U23s level by scoring on the opening day of the 20/21 campaign in a 2-1 defeat at champions Nottingham Forest.

After his contract expired with Barnsley, Will joined NWCFL Div 1 South Side Stockport Town in the 21/22 Season.

On the signing, Manager Mark Bower said this;

Will has shown he has some really good attributes and we’re excited to work with him to help him to continue his development. He has shown a great attitude and desire during games and in training to secure a contract with us.

In this years pre-season, Calligan was playing under the name Trialist A. He scored the 2nd penalty on Wednesday which you can watch below.

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