SIGNING | Charlie Oliver Joins

Manager Liam Watson has completed the signing of young defender Charlie Oliver.

The 21-year-old, who spent ten years in the Manchester City Academy, signed for the Port today and is available for the weekend’s clash against King’s Lynn Town.

Naturally a central defender, Oliver progressed through the ranks at City, turning professional at the age of 18. He became a regular for their Elite Development Squad, representing the club in PL2 and the EFL Trophy.

The Manchester-born player also helped City to the 2016 FA Youth Cup final, spending the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan at Fleetwood Town and the start of the following season with Brentford B.

“I’m really pleased that Charlie has agreed to sign for us,” said Watson.

“He’s an extremely promising player with a really good pedigree. He can play right across the back four and as a holidng midfielder, so he gives us strong variety and good options.

“He spent a lot of time with Manchester City and played in the same youth teams as Marcus Wood. He’s a young lad who joins us at a good age and I’m sure we’ll see him flourish.”

Welcome to the club, Charlie!

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