Formartine United manager Kris Hunter is delighted to have added Jevan Anderson to his squad.
The young defender is the son of Aberdeen legend Russell Anderson.
He has signed a one-year contract at North Lodge Park and boss Hunter has high hopes for the 17-year-old.
He said: “We’re really pleased to sign Jevan.
“He has been training and playing with us in pre-season and after having a look at him we’ve decided to sign him.
“He’s got great ability and a good range of passing. He’s strong, good in the air and has a real level of maturity and a great attitude for someone so young.
“He’s also a naturally left-footed centre-back which is rare in the modern game. So that gives us good balance having a left-sided player in that position.”
Hunter also believes Anderson can use his time in Pitmedden to propel himself towards full-time football.
He added: “I think he has the ability to play full-time in the future.”When the opportunity came up to sign somebody with his potential it wasn’t something I wanted to miss out on.”
Anderson is United’s fourth summer signing as they gear up for another tilt at the Highland League title.
Goalkeeper Ewen MacDonald has also signed a new two-year deal with Formartine.
Hunter said: “Ewen is a really good goalkeeper and we’re pleased he will be staying with us.
“Along with Andy Reid we have two top keepers who are up there with anyone else in the Highland League.”Andy has also helped Ewen a lot by passing on his experience and that’s what Ewen needs to help him improve. Both of them bring the best out of each other.”