Joe Hilton

A towering goalkeeper, Hilton joined the Academy from Manchester City in 2016.

Having impressed for both the Under-18s and Under-23 sides, Hilton's progress was rewarded as he signed a new one-year deal with the Blues in July 2018.

In January 2019, Hilton joined Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division side Marine FC until the end of the season.

Contracted until: June 2019