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Rochdale teenager Luke Matheson signs first professional contract

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The defender scored at Old Trafford as his side drew with Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.
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Rochdale teenager Luke Matheson admits he has realised his boyhood dream after signing his first contract.

The defender has already had plenty of highs in his short career – scoring against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September being a highlight – but he believes being able to call himself a professional footballer tops them all.

"It honestly is a dream come true. I've played football all my life and I can't remember not having a ball at my feet, so I can't put into words how happy I am to finally be a professional footballer," he told rochdaleafc.co.uk.

"It's every little boy's dream, and I'm so lucky and thankful for the opportunities that Rochdale have given me in the time I've been here.

"It's the only club I've ever been at. They scouted me when I was nine years old and they're still giving me opportunities when I'm 17 years old. I can't thank the club enough, they've been amazing."

Matheson made his senior debut at the age of 15 years and 336 days in an EFL Trophy tie against Bury in September last year in which he was named man of the match.

A League One debut came in January, an England Under-17 call-up the following month, his first league start in August and then that Old Trafford goal in a 1-1 draw in the Carabao Cup which Rochdale lost on penalties.

"We all recognise the special talent that Luke is and what he has achieved already, and trust that he enjoys continued success as a player at Rochdale," said chief executive David Bottomley.

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1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
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8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Crystal Palace166461418-422
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
11Arsenal154742123-219
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham154471725-816
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
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