2 March 2024
The Club are delighted to announce that Finlay Lovatt, Marcus Sablier and AJ Martin have signed 1st Year Pro forms ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Finlay Lovatt joins having been part of the Leyton Orient U18s set up last season. Lovatt has been part of the O’s set up since joining at the Under 8s level, and was held in high regard in E10.
Marcus Sablier is no stranger to Hayes Lane. The central midfielder will complete his Academy studies this Summer and has been rewarded with a contract by Andy Woodman following his impressive displays as a scholar. Sablier featured in the infamous FA Youth Cup run the past season, lining up alongside Liam Vincent who made the switch to Portsmouth back in June.
AJ Martin is also a familiar face at the Club, having been a part of the Academy and Professional Development Squad in previous years. Martin was a regular starter under Roger Johnson during their curtailed 2020/21 campaign, which had the U23s sitting top of the League at the time of its end.
Following the news U18s Head Coach Jamel Wojtczak commented on the two Academy graduates;
“I’m delighted to see two very talented, yet hardworking academy players given first team contracts today, a fantastic achievement which was well deserved for both players.”
“AJ and Marcus have both faced challenges on and off the pitch during their time at Bromley but have always continued to prove themselves and their value to the club through their application and it is great to see this rewarded in contracts.”
“AJ, a creative midfielder with fantastic vision, and Marcus, a technically gifted midfielder who can play a number of midfield roles, both now have a great opportunity to break into the 1st team and cement their place in the squad like other academy graduates have done this past season. I’m looking forward to seeing their progress.”
All three will now enter the Club’s 1st Year Pro pathway which has them amongst the 1st team group but also available for Professional Development Squad selection.
Finlay, Marcus and AJ join the following players who are already under contract with the Club for the 2021/22 season: