The Bucks are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Ty Webster, adding depth and further options to Kevin Wilkin’s squad.
Ty, who is aged 18, was released by Crewe Alexandra at the end of the 2022/23 season and has been training with the Bucks in recent weeks, prompting Kevin Wilkin to offer terms to the midfielder, as he explained:
“Ty was unlucky not to get a deal at Crewe, by all accounts. He manages the ball very well and has good touch and a good attitude about him. Hopefully, he can progress his game, and he’s the right sort of age to grow with us and propel us forward.”
Wilkin was keen to stress the need for balance but also spoke enthusiastically about the enjoyment he gets from working with younger players:
“You’ve got to have some experience there, but I’m very keen to bring in players who you think you can progress. It just excites me, and he’s one of those that does. He wants to receive the ball, I think he’ll receive it in tight areas, and his distribution is generally pretty good. He’s not the biggest, stature-wise, but he manages the ball very well, and on our surface, that’s really, really important.”
At the same time as we welcome Ty, the Bucks can also confirm that midfielder Ethan Hill has departed the club.
Ethan signed as one of the ‘Kettering Three’, along with George Forsyth and Ellis Myles, but having spent pre-season with the Bucks, Kevin Wilkin felt that Ethan’s opportunities would be limited and that parting ways would allow Ethan to find a new club whilst squads are still being finalised.
“It just hasn’t quite worked out the way that either Ethan or I would have hoped,” said Wilkin, “In the pre-season games he’s played, I felt others were ahead of him in the pecking order. That meant having a conversation with Ethan, to say that he would make quicker progress in his career by playing games elsewhere. It’s a difficult decision that I’ve had to make, but that’s where we are. We wish Ethan well; he’s a good lad, but I just didn’t feel as though he would add to what we already had in there.”
“There are not many players who progress from being sat in the stands or sat on the bench and it just wouldn’t have felt right to restrict Ethan in that way. When he gains that bit of experience and understanding, I’m sure he can look forward to a good career.”
We wish Ethan well on his football journey and welcome Ty to the New Buck’s Head.