At 15 years and 145 days, current Vale Under 16 becomes youngest-ever first team player in 4-0 win at Shrewsbury Town in the Papa Johns Trophy.
- Find out more about Jack Shorrock, the youngest-ever Port Vale first team player
- At 15 years and 145 days, Shorrock breaks the previous record held by Nelson Agho
- Shorrock, a former Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers youngster, replaced David Worrall in the 75th minute of Darrell Clarke's side's win at Shrewsbury Town
Port Vale youngster Jack Shorrock made history on Tuesday night as he became the club's youngest-ever first team player in the Vale's 4-0 win at Shrewsbury Town in the Papa Johns Trophy.
Hailing from Stockport, Shorrock joined the Port Vale Academy last season after being spotted towards the end of a trial period by newly appointed academy manager Will Ryder.
A left-sided player who has previously played youth football with Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers, the 15-year-old is currently part of the Vale’s Under 16 side, though he has featured in all of the Under 18s fixtures this season.
Shorrock replaced David Worrall in the 75th minute of the Vale's win at Montgomery Waters Meadow, joining fellow Academy products Tommy McDermott and James Plant on the pitch.
At 15 years and 145 days, he became the club’s youngest-ever first team player, breaking the record held by Nelson Agho, who was just 15 years and 262 days when he made his first team debut against Walsall in the same competition in November 2018.