TEENAGE discovery Cameron Fogerty has a bright future ahead of him according to Jim Gannon, Hyde United’s new manager.
The midfielder, who starred as the Tigers reached the first round of the FA Youth Cup last season when they lost on penalties at Tranmere Rovers, has made a seamless transition to the senior set-up.
Fogerty, along with Carter Waters, another youth team player, were promoted to the senior squad last season but didn’t get the chance to feature in any matches as the campaign was cut short by Covid-19.
They were back involved for pre-season training when both were given game time.
And with the squad decimated by injury, Fogerty has already made six starts from the first nine competitive matches and been rewarded by recently signing his first contract with the club.
Such have been his consistent performances that Fogerty, who only celebrated his 18th birthday in August, was named player of the month for August.
The new manager has been impressed with what he has seen of Heywood-based Fogerty who caught the eye last season when Hyde played Gannon’s Stockport County in the FA Youth Cup.
Gannon said: “I saw Cameron in the youth cup last season when he was a box-to-box midfielder.
“I have been using him in a different role as a holding midfielder, something he has adjusted to very well.
“Cameron shows great composure for somebody so young as well as being competitive.
“It is not just his tactical awareness, but psychologically. He was as focused in the last minute as the first and showed me is mentally strong.
“But what I have seen of him so far, Cameron has a great future ahead of him.”
Fogerty is following in the footsteps of Paddy Lane who stepped up from the academy to senior side.
Lane has subsequently moved on to join Sky Bet League One club Fleetwood Town.