MARK Wright has urged the Chester powers that be to tie hugely-promising teenage striker Ben Jones down to a professional contract.
The 16-year-old enhanced his growing reputation when he made yet another impressive appearance from the bench in Saturday’s 0-0 home draw with Exeter City.
Blues boss Wright now considers the Wales Under 17s international a member of his first-team squad.
And that is why he wants Jones to be rewarded with a deal that reflects that.
Wright said: “Let’s not forget he is 16 – he’s 16 years of age. But I think he’s got a future and I think we need to be signing him on and doing something with him because he’s not going to be away from the first team now.
“He’s got strength, he’s got the height and he’s got the power. If we can teach him a few little bits and pieces, he’s really going to come on.
“I’m really, really pleased with how he’s done.”
Jones, a product of the ultra-successful Flintshire Schoolboys set-up that produced Chester legend Ian Rush and England striker Michael Owen, made his debut last month after signing youth-team forms in the summer following his release from Preston North End.