Former Norwich City youngster and Wisbech Town striker Nick Davey chasing dream professional deal

Nick Davey, red, is chasing a pro deal.

Nick Davey, red, is chasing a pro deal. - Credit: Archant

Former Wisbech Town striker Nick Davey is a step closer to realising his dream of becoming a professional footballer.

Davey, 23, from Walpole St Andrew, near Wisbech, is among 360 amateur players to have been shortlisted in a nationwide talent search that will see three of them win pro contracts at Football League clubs.

The Peterborough Northern Star frontman will take part in first round trials in the Samsung Win A Pro Contract competition that could see him sign up for Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers or Leyton Orient.

Davey said: 'I am looking forward to the regional stages. It's a great opportunity for me to hopefully show what I can do and then progress on in the competition.

'I know I am more than capable of winning the competition and I need to keep working hard and do the right things. I definitely want to be in the final six but it would mean everything to me if I won a pro contract. It is all I have wanted and worked for since I was a boy.'

Davey, a former Norwich City Academy youngster, signed for Wisbech in 2011 after returning to England following a stint playing in Australia. However, he only lasted a year with his hometown team before signing for Dereham Town.

But he is now dreaming of emulating the success of last year's winners, Jack Sherratt and Kayden Jackson, who signed for Orient and Swindon respectively.