Football: Lewis is Bute’s latest young export

Lewis Whitelaw signs his 'pro youth' contract with Morton.
Lewis Whitelaw signs his 'pro youth' contract with Morton.

Ten-year-old Lewis Whitelaw from Port Bannatyne is the latest young Bute footballer to head for the mainland to develop his talent.

Right-winger Lewis signed a ‘pro youth’ contract with Greenock Morton recently, and is now part of the under-11 squad in the Cappielow club’s community set-up.

“We travel to the mainland three nights a week, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, to train,” Lewis’s dad Neil told The Buteman, “and again on a Saturday for the games.

“He’s loving it so far. And he’s totally committed - for somebody of ten years old to be prepared to do all that travelling every week and to do his homework on the ferry is absolutely brilliant.”

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