Charsley's Cup Quest

by Adam Clark

Youngster Harry Charsley wants to mark his elevation to a full-time professional footballer by helping Everton to FA Youth Cup glory this term.

The midfielder agreed his first professional contract last month, putting pen-to-paper on a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park for the next two seasons.

In May, Charsley was the matchwinner as Everton defeated Manchester City 1-0 to lift the Under-18 league title.

The 17-year-old now wants to add English football's most prestigious youth medal to his haul in his last season before exceeding the maximum age limit.

"Obviously my aim for this season is to get more games for the Under-21s, but I really want to win the Youth Cup as well this year because it's my last year [being eligible]," Charsley told evertontv. "We've done well in the competition in the last couple of seasons but not quite got there and I think a lot of the lads want to win it because it's our last chance.

"It would be great to get really far in it this time around and we're going to work hard to do that."

Charsley is one of seven players to have signed pro terms with the Club this summer and the Wirral-born youngster added: "I'm really happy to have signed. I've worked really for the past few years, so it's nice to get that reward.

"I've been here since I was nine-years-old and I think I've improved every year. With the help of my coaches, my confidence has improved each year.

"I've had a nice summer break but I'm glad to be back and I'm just looking forward to cracking on now."

Find out more about Charsley and his aims for 2014/15 by watching the video above.

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