BIRCHWOOD Community High School has another footballing success story to celebrate.

Former pupil Joe O’Shaughnessy, who left the school last year, has signed his first professional contract with Premier League side Wolves.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper, who hails from Woolston, was previously on the books at Burnley and Wrexham and has been involved with several England youth camps.

“Joe’s been working really hard on his game,” Wolves academy coach Steve Davis said.

“He’s also been doing extra sessions in the evenings, which I think has really benefitted him and improved him.

“He’s got the physique, he’s got the size, his distribution is really good, but he’s still got a long way to go.

“He needs to add the speed that he moves and that general goalkeeping technical aspect to his game.

“Joe plays in our under-17 fixtures on a regular basis, so is getting game time to test him and see where he develops.”

The news comes shortly after Josh Brownhill – another of the school’s former pupils – earned a move to the top flight after joining Burnley from Championship side Bristol City prior to the closing of the January transfer window.