Teenage striker Shaquille McDonald has penned a four-year contract with the football club.
Teenage front man Shaquille McDonald has penned a four-year contract with the football club after an astonishing start to his career with Peterborough United.
The 17-year-old has scored in all but one of his games since joining the club from Chasetown and has bagged 11 goals in his last three games.
Manager Darren Ferguson said: 'Shaq has done very well, he has progressed so quickly in the last three months and we want to reward our young lads for their efforts and he has definitely caught the eye.
'He has trained with the first team and done very well and we are delighted to award him with a new contract. He is one we can develop, him and Jaanai Gordon are two young strikers that we believe have a chance. We need to be patient with them,' Ferguson said.
Academy manager Dave Robertson said: 'Shaq has been with us since the start of the season and has been a very prolific goalscorer in the youth and developmental games. It is always refreshing to see young players with such a determination and desire to score goals.
'He works hard for the team and has been an excellent signing for us. I am sure he will do very well in the future for the football club,' Robertson said.
The 17-year-old scored all four goals in the youth team's 4-1 victory at AFC Wimbledon. The under 18s face AFC Bournemouth on Saturday morning.