WITTON Albion have acknowledged potential shown by two of their youngest players by persuading them to agree terms for contracts.

Goalkeeper Chris Renshaw will follow Danny McKenna, a versatile full-back or midfielder, when he registers to play for the Northern Premier League club next month.

“We’ve been impressed by Chris’ enthusiasm from the moment we met him,” said manager Carl Macauley.

“He was recommended to us, and we invited him to pre-season so he could learn more about us too.

“His kicking is good, and we like what we’ve seen.”

The 21-year-old's three-year stay with Premier League outfit Everton ended earlier this summer.

Before that, he had come through the ranks at Oldham Athletic and was part of their youth team before completing a transfer to Merseyside in June 2016.

Renshaw will fill a vacancy created by Greg Hall following his departure to neighbours Nantwich Tow.

The former 1874 Northwich custodian, chosen by Albion’s supporters as their player of the season, is one of the best in his position in the Premier Division.

Ryan Neild, who completed last term as Hall’s understudy, continues to train with Witton too.

McKenna completed paperwork on his own deal before the weekend ahead of what will be his third campaign at Wincham Park.

Also 21, the former Runcorn Linnets player has made more than 80 appearances in Witton’s colours in that time.

Macauley said: “We know what Danny can do, and it was vital for us that he put pen to paper on a deal.

“He has got better and better, and his versatility makes him such an important player in a small squad.

“His quality is there for all to see.”